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Schedule for Monday, April 15

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Renoir

New Releases

"While watching the movie...you may surrender to that unabashedly sensual vision, celebrated in every shot of Les Collettes’ gorgeous, seething landscape of windblown trees, grass and streams that reflect what Renoir calls “the fury running through my nerves.” (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama tells the story of an aging Pierre-Auguste Renoir, his middle son Jean, and their shared love for a beautiful, free-spirited and enchanting muse.

Official Website / Trailer | NY Times review

Gilles Bourdos. 2013. 111 m. R. France, French with subtitles. Samuel Goldwyn.

2:00 PM Cancelled 4:50 PM 7:15 PM

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The Place Beyond the Pines

New Releases

"Watching it is refreshing and absorbing partly because it is rare for a film to show this kind of confidence in its own narrative momentum..." (A.O. Scott, NY Times)

Ryan Gosling plays a motorcycle stuntman who attempts to reconnect with a former lover (Eva Mendes) who has a life changing secret. This highly anticipated new crime-drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) powerfully explores one man's fateful decision and its far-reaching consequences.

Read more about the film on our blog!

Official Website / Trailer | NY Times review

Derek Cianfrance. 2013. 140 m. R. US. Focus Features.

2:10 PM 5:10 PM 8:00 PM

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2013

Tal (Agathe Bonitzer) is a French teenager who has settled in Jerusalem with her family. Unable to accept that nothing but hatred can exist between Israelis and Palestinians, she casts a plea out to sea. It’s discovered by a resident of Gaza (Mahmoud Shalaby from Free Men), and a turbulent long-distance friendship begins. This engrossing, hopeful drama, also starring Hiam Abbas, is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti.

Sponsored by the Westchester Region of Hadassah as a part of A Special Spotlight Series.

Thierry Binisti. 2010. 99 m. NR. France, Arabic/French/Hebrew with subtitles. Film Movement.

2:30 PM

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A Work-In-Progress Screening: On Becoming A Soldier

Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2013

Four young men—from Israel, the US, Russia, and France—are about to enter the military. Each has his own unique story, but they all share a common experience as they are transformed from civilians to soldiers. This perceptive documentary looks into the private lives of enlistees to uncover the subtle strategies that foster ideas of nationalism, manliness, and the willingness to forgo personal freedom in the name of country.

Q&A April 15, 5:00: JBFC Executive Director Steve Apkon

2012. 54 m. NR. Israel, Various languages with subtitles.

5:00 PM

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An Evening with Steve Apkon and His New Book, The Age of the Image

Special Events

"Steve Apkon starts with the cave paintings and takes us all of the way to YouTube and beyond, by way of Gutenberg and Edison and Hitchcock. . .  In the process he redefines the word literacy to include all of the means by which we communicate today."   - Martin Scorsese

Join Steve Apkon, JBFC executive director and author, for a celebration of his new book, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens being published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Using film clips, stills, and personal anecdotes, Steve will illustrate the main themes of the book and take questions from the audience. Book signing and champagne and dessert reception to follow upstairs in Jane Peck Gallery.

All ticketholders will receive a signed copy of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens

n/a. NR. .

7:15 PM