The MVJF Film Club is pleased to invite you to join our zoom "Sequester Series."

 

There are 8 films in each Series. We meet via Zoom every other Monday night at 7:30 PM for a moderated discussion. A few days before each 'Get Together' participants receive a zoom link and special viewing guide. The guide will include information to place the film in an historical or topical context; details about the screen writer, director or actors; and/or a series of questions to ponder while watching the film.

 

All films are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Chai Flicks.

MVJF FILM CLUB SEQUESTER SERIES    SESSION 6

February 14, 2022

Anita

2011    Argentina           in Spanish

 

Winner of several Jewish and Latino Film Festivals for performances, Best Story of Inspiration, Best Foreign Film, and Best Narrative Film.

CHAI FLICKS

February 28, 2022

The Last Suit

2017    Argentina            in Spanish and Polish

 

Equal parts funny, sad, dramatic, entertaining and educational…There are many wonderful, well-crafted scenes…a multilayered masterpiece.

PRIME

March 14, 2022

Liberty Heights

1999     USA                       in English

 

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in 1954 Baltimore. Semi-autobiographical film directed by Barry Levinson.

PRIME

March 28, 2022

MVJF OSCAR NIGHT

Who will the winners be? Top 5 from our first 40 films.

 

April 11, 2022

The Jazz Singer

 

1927       USA                      in English and Yiddish

 

Starring Al Jolson, first feature-length film with both synchronized recorded music score and lip-synchronous singing and speech…professional ambitions conflict with demands of home and heritage.

PRIME

TBA

My Polish Honeymoon

2018       France                  in French

 

Awash with offbeat characters and absurd vignettes, this life-affirming charmer movingly conveys the void experienced by third-generation survivors. Moscow Film Festival prizewinner.

 

 

CHAI FLICKS

TBA

The Windermere Children

2020      Great Britain        in Polish and English

The UK created a temporary sanctuary near the idyllic backdrop of Lake Windermere for children who lived through the Holocaust. Best European TV Movie of the Year prize at Prix Europa.

PRIME

TBA

The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch

2018      Switzerland          in German and Yiddish

Official submission of Switzerland for 'Best International Feature Film' category of the Academy Awards in 2020.

NETFLIX

TBA

THE Midnight Orchestra

2016      Morocco             in Arabic, French and English                                    

 

A poetic, emotional and nostalgic comedy that addresses the question of Jewish Moroccan identity. A truly beautiful film, with exceptional actors. 

CHAI FLICKS

Looking for suggestions of Jewish Films to watch at Home?

 

Here's 40 films the MVJF Jewish Film Club has watched and discussed.

(We liked most of them!)

 

All are available on Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Chai Flicks

SESSION 1

This is where I Leave You

Red Sea diving resort

Menashe

The Cake Maker

Bombshell – The Hedy Lamar Story

La Rafle

The Meyerowitz Stories

Dough

 

SESSION 2

Keep the Change

The Lemon Tree

If You’re not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

Nicky’s Family

The Women’s Balcony

The Gentleman’s Agreement

Oma and Bella

The Band’s Visit

 

SESSION 3

Crescendo

Ida

The Chosen

The Little Traitor

The Life Ahead

Zig Zag Kid

Denial

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

 

SESSION 4

The Angel

The Garden of the Finzi Contini

Sand Storm

The Pawn Broker

Il Sont Partout, (They are Everywhere/French) in English – “The Jews”

Once in a Lifetime

Prosecuting Evil – The extraordinary world of Ben Ferenze

Maktub

 

SESSION 5

Fiddler: A Miracle of miracles

Voyage of the damned

The Counterfeiters

Raise the Roof

Ushpizin

Sefarad

Nora’s Will

The Samuel Project