Cinema Club, in light of the virus....
How about a Virtual ORT Film Outing?
Although we can't see a movie together at the theater or gather at a restaurant,
we can have our ORT Cinema Outing on Zoom. We choose two movies to watch separately and then
hold a Zoom gathering to meet/greet and discuss the films. It's happening!
The first Zoom meeting was August 16, 2020.
Since then, we have been coming together on the second Sunday of every month at 4:00 on zoom.
Please let Marian Cohen know if you're interested.
She will include you on the zoom email and tell you what has been chosen for the month.
Contact Marian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-761-4578.
For November 14:
Gentleman's Agreement, 1947, Amazon Prime ($3.99),1h 58m,
When journalist Phil Green (Gregory Peck) moves to New York City, he takes on a high-profile magazine assignment about anti-Semitism. In order to truly view things from an empathetic perspective, he pretends to be a Jew and begins to experience many forms of bigotry, both firsthand and through a Jewish friend, Dave Goldman (John Garfield). Phil soon falls in love with beautiful Kathy Lacy (Dorothy McGuire), but their relationship is complicated by his unusual endeavor.
Hester Street, Drama, 1975, Amazon Prime ($1.99), 1h 31m,
Dealing with themes of assimilation, this film, set in the early 1900s, focuses on the experiences of an immigrant family in New York City. Gitl (Carol Kane) has just arrived in America from Russia with her son. She has come to meet her husband, Jake (Steven Keats), who has been in the States for some time and is comfortably settled. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake, who has fully embraced their new homeland. This movie was director Joan Micklin Silver's first feature film.
For December 12:
Fill the Void, Drama, 2012, Amazon Prime ($2.99), 1h 30m,
An Israeli film written and directed by Rama Burshtein focuses on life among the Haredi Jewish community in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hadas Yaron stars as Shira Mendelman, an 18-year-old girl who is pressured to marry her older sister's husband, following the death of her sister in childbirth. It won seven Israeli Academy Awards, and lead actress Hadas Yaron won Best Actress for her portrayal of Shira at the Venice Film Festival.
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, 2004, Documentary, Amazon Prime ($1.99), 1h 18m,
This film, narrated by Matt Damon, is about the life and times of historian, activist and author Howard Zinn and his involvement in some of the most important social movements of the past fifty years.
Movies we’ve seen:
The House of Wannsee Street
The Spy (miniseries about Israeli spy, Eli Cohen)
The Red Sea Diving Resort
The Jewish Cardinal
(Movies by director, Danny Ben-Moshe)
Code of Silence
To Each Her Own
Playing for Time
A Call to Spy
The Last Resort
Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy
The Little Traitor
The Matchmaker (2010 Israeli film)
Nowhere in Africa
Every Time We Say Goodbye
One of Us