Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Series
By: ENTERPRISE STAFF, June 23, 2014
The Falmouth Jewish Congregation is again holding its summer Jewish film series, this year on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. The first film, to be shown July 1, is “Bethlehem,” which explores the complex relationship between Razi, an Israeli Secret Service officer, and his teenage Palestinian informant Sanfur. The film is directed by Yuval Adler.
On July 8, “The Jewish Cardinal” will be shown. This film tells the true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger (1926-2007), son of Polish-Jewish immigrants to France, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age and later joining the priesthood.
On July 15, the film “Policeman” tells of a situation in which an elite special operations agent is forced to confront class warfare in Israel, and his very beliefs, when he and his team face anti-capitalist anarchists, who take hostages at an affluent wedding.
“Aftermath” will be seen on July 22; this is a drama about a Polish village which comes unhinged when secrets of World War II are unearthed; the film is directed by Wladislaw Pasikowski. “Dancing in Jaffa” will follow on July 29; the film is about ballroom dancing world champion Pierre Dulaine’s lifelong dream of enrolling Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance together in his native Jaffa through his program Dancing Classrooms.
On August 5, “Ida” will be shown. It tell the story of a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.
All films will be shown at the congregation, 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth. For tickets, go to www.falmouthjewish.org or call 508-540-0602. The reel pass for the six films is $36 for FJC members and $50 for nonmembers; individual tickets are $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Refreshments are included in the fee, and doors open at 7 PM.