Schedule for Sunday, April 22
- The Sound of Music
- The Fifth Heaven
- Monsieur Lazhar
- Crossing Delancey
- Mabul (The Flood)
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The Sound of Music
The hills are alive... with the joy and charm of this beloved musical and its many hummable tunes. It’s one of everyone’s favorite things—especially when seen on the silver screen.
Robert Wise. 1965. 174 m. G. US. Criterion/20th Century Fox.12:00 PM
The Fifth Heaven
A beautifully filmed, affecting story set in 1944 Palestine, still under British mandate, a world on the brink of transformation. We watch as Maya, a 13-year-old girl abandoned by her parents, is deposited at a lonely orphanage on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. The children and staff alike struggle to traverse divided political loyalties, searching for love, while working to make a place for themselves in a new world. From Dina Zvi-Riklis, whose Three Mothers was our Opening Night film in 2007.
Dina Zvi-Riklis. 2011. 103 m. NR. Israel, English/Hebrew with subtitles. Go2Films.12:05 PM
"The film is crisp, evenly paced, its colors bright, as sharp as the winter cold." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)
After the shocking and abrupt death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar is quickly hired as a replacement. Bachir, an Algerian immigrant living in Montreal after his own personal tragedy, finds himself at the center of a shaken and dysfunctional education system. An understated, poignant drama, Monsieur Lazhar was one of the most talked about films at Sundance and Toronto, and recently received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Philippe Falardeau. 2011. 94 m. PG-13. Canada, French. Music Box Films.12:15 PM 2:40 PM 5:10 PM 7:20 PM
Polish cinema master Feliks Falk spins a gripping tale about a gentile woman (Urszula Grabowska, in a tour-de-force performance) in German-occupied Krakow. Finding a young Jewish girl sleeping in a church all by herself, she makes the only choice possible. But how far is she willing to go to protect the child? The consequences of her decision are momentous. A remarkably subtle, artfully portrayed psychological character study that is not easily forgotten.
Feliks Falk. 2010. 105 m. NR. Poland, French/German/Polish with subtitles. Telewizja Polska S.A.2:30 PM
“Bully forces you to confront not the cruelty of specific children — who have their own problems, and their good sides as well — but rather the extent to which that cruelty is embedded in our schools and therefore in our society as a whole." (A.O. Scott, NY Times)
This character-driven documentary has struck a resonant chord with parents and teens across the country. Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully follows five kids and their families over the course of a school year, each representing a different facet of America's bullying crisis. It's a powerful and intimate film that offers insight into the lives of bullied children and one of the must-see films of 2012.
Lee Hirsch. 2012. 98 m. PG-13. USA. The Weinstein Company.3:20 PM 5:30 PM 7:40 PM
Uptown girl Isabelle (Amy Irving), a single 30-something, works in a bookstore where she meets all sorts of intriguing men. But her Bubbe wants her to settle down already with a nice Jewish boy and hires a matchmaker to help make it happen. Enter Sam (Peter Riegert), who owns a pickle store on the Lower East Side. Watch this modern-day fairy tale all over again and then meet its star and director.
Q&A Amy Irving and Joan Micklin Silver with RECEPTION
Amy Irving has appeared in more than 30 films and onstage, both on and off Broadway. Filmmaker Joan Micklin Silver helped shape the American independent film scene in the 1970s, opening doors for women directors.
Community Night screening and reception sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York.
Joan Micklin Silver. 1988. 97 m. PG. USA. N/A.5:00 PM
Mabul (The Flood)
Director Guy Nattiv and a brilliant cast bring deep humanity to this award-winning, critically acclaimed drama about a family in turmoil. The parents, both living lies, barely speak to each other. Their son Yoni already has his hands full managing class bullies and preparing for his bar mitzvah—and then his autistic brother comes home. As tensions mount and relations spin out of control, they all move toward a transformative moment of cinematic power.
Guy Nattiv. 2011. 101 m. NR. Canada/France/Germany/Israel, Hebrew with subtitles. United Channels Movies.8:00 PM