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 if it doesn't appear here. Contact Marian at email@example.com or 734-761-4578.
For February 2023
The Optimists, 2000, Amazon Prime ($1.99), also on Chaiflix (no additional fee for subscribers), 1h 23m, IMDb 8.5/10
In this documentary, director Jacky Comforty explores the story of 8,500 Bulgarian Jews who, in 1943, were rounded up to await deportation to a concentration camp before being suddenly sent home. Comforty, whose own family was among these 8,500, uses thousands of World War II-era photographs and interviews with survivors to examine how the majority of Bulgaria's Jewish population of 50,000 managed to live through the Holocaust, and how national protests saved those bound for execution.
Avalon,1990, Amazon Prime ($1.99), 2h, 8m, IMDb 7.2/10; Rotten Tomatoes 86%
This drama, largely based on the family history of director Barry Levinson, follows the immigrant Krichinsky clan as they settle in Baltimore during the early 20th century. While Sam Krichinsky (Armin Mueller-Stahl) establishes roots in the city and finds a wife (Joan Plowright), his ambitious son, Jules (Aidan Quinn), who changes his last name to Kaye, tries to live the American Dream by opening an appliance store, revealing cultural and generational gaps.
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
The Resistance Banker
The Levys of Monticello
The Fourth Window--Amos Oz,
Back in Berlin
#Anne Frank Parallel Stories
West Side Story (2021)
Ken Burns Documentary: "The U.S. and the Holocaust
The Other Story
Never Stop Dreaming
Children of a Lesser God