July 11

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

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Tuesday, July 11, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY

Director: Daniel Raim, USA, 2015, 94, English, documentary

A fascinating and entertaining account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson: two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of renowned films including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim chronicles their remarkable marriage and extraordinary careers through six decades of movie-making history.

Tuesday, July 11, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

Moos

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Tuesday, July 11, 1:30pm, JCC Hart Theater

MOOS

Director: Job Gosschalk, Netherlands, 2016, 91, Dutch, narrative

A socially awkward young woman takes her first tentative steps toward independence and fulfilling a lifelong dream in this delightful Dutch romantic comedy. Ever since her mother’s death, Moos finds herself caught between caring for her grieving father and having a life of her own. Her father wants her to take over the family textile business in a Jewish neighborhood in Amsterdam. Moos wants to become a theater star, seizing an opportunity to apply to a prestigious performing arts academy. Balancing her family’s low expectations of her against her own pride and determination to make something of herself, Moos reveals an inner strength few suspected she possessed. Suffused with warmth and brimming with beguiling characters, director Job Gosschalk’s heartwarming charmer portrays a heroine’s quest to find her own uniquely beautiful voice.

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30pm, JCC Hart Theater

My Hero Brother

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Tuesday, July 11, 6pm, Little Theatre

MY HERO BROTHER

Director: Yonatan Nir, India, Israel, 2016, 77, Hebrew, documentary

A group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through India’s Himalayas accompanied by their siblings. Unresolved dormant conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to the surface, while a heartwarming and special closeness develops as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. Through this journey, we see a glimpse into the life of those with Down syndrome, as their inspiring natural qualities begin to emerge: wholesomeness, direct and honest emotional expression, and the capacity to feel and communicate unconditional love. The difficult trials and their poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of individuals with special needs and their families.

Tuesday, July 11, 6pm, Little Theatre

1945

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Tuesday, July 11, 8:30pm, Little Theatre

1945

Director: Ferenc Török, Hungary, 2016, 91, Hungarian, narrative

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews upsets the wedding day of a rural town clerk’s son in a small Hungarian village longing for a return to normalcy in 1945, a choral drama in elegant black and white. The two strangers, father and son, are seen transporting two mysterious wooden boxes from the train station to the town. This upsets everyone. Might they be relatives or friends acting on behalf of the Jews who used to live there? Will they claim property and possessions of former Jewish families? The villagers eye them with immediate suspicion. Will these strangers expose the villagers’ wartime crimes and complicit silence?

Tuesday, July 11, 8:30pm, Little Theatre

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