Movies, 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 Movie Group Outing on Zoom. We choose two films to watch separately and then hold a zoom gathering to meet/greet and discuss the movies. 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. Note that there are different dates for June and July. See below.
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 email@example.com or 734-761-4578.
NOTE! Dates for June and July have changed!
Movies for Sunday, June 26 (4:00):
Maktub, 2017, Netflix, 1h 40m, Drama/Comedy, Israeli Film, IMDb 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes 100%
After surviving a restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, two criminals decide to change their ways. They fulfill the wishes of strangers by answering prayers left at the Wailing Wall. Israeli gangster comedy
The Resistance Banker, 2018, Netflix, 2h,3m, IMDb 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes 100%.
Risking his family and future, a banker in unoccupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance
Sunday, July 17 (4:00) - https://2022aajff.eventive.org/schedule
Rose, 2021, Drama/Family/International Jewish Cultures, French w/ subtitles, 102 min. Showing week 2, 6/26-7/1.
Rose, 78, has just lost her most beloved husband. When her grief gives way to a powerful impulse of life that makes her realize that she can still redefine herself as a woman, the whole balance of the family is upset.
The Levys of Monticello, 2021, Documentary/History, English, 70 min.
When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all of its possessions. The Levys of Monticello is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century – far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The remarkable story of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.
Sunday, August 14 (4:00)
Tiger Within, 2020,Drama/Coming of age/ Holocaust/English. 98 min
Showing week 4, July 10-July 15.
A story featuring an unlikely friendship between a homeless teen and a Holocaust survivor, sparking larger questions of fear, forgiveness, healing and world peace.
The Fourth Window--Amos Oz, 2021, Documentary/Biography, The Arts, Israel,
Hebrew w/subtitles, 86 min. Showing week 4, 7/10-7/15.
Behind the international success story of Amos Oz, a symbol of the Israeli conscience and a writer translated into 45 languages, lurked a double tragedy. When he was 12-years-old his mother committed suicide, and a few years before his death his daughter accused him of being physically and mentally violent, ending all communication with him. A series of conversations with his latest biographer presented in the film, weaves biographical passages, literature and conversations with the main people in his life, as Amos Oz tells his last story.
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
Fill the Void
A Quiet Heart
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Crime on the Bayou
Four Seasons Lodge
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem