Jewish Film Series

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Showings: Saturdays, 8:00pm, Room 100, The Meeting House in Oakland Mills, Columbia, MD 21045

January 18, 2020                  
Gefilte Fish  (1984) English, 15 minutes
A hilarious short about 3 generations of women sharing their personal methods of making gefilte fish and, while doing so, each confiding her opinion of tradition and its role in (1980s) “modern-day society”.  (Brought back by popular demand!)

Shalom Bollywood:  The Untold Story of Indian Cinema (2017) English, 85 minutes
This film is about the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry, from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.

February 16, 2020  
The Last Suit (2017) Spanish with English subtitles, 91 minutes
An old Jewish tailor living in Argentina returns to Poland after seven decades in hopes of finding a friend who saved him from certain death during the Holocaust.

March 14, 2020  
Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (2017) English, 100 minutes
The first major film documentary to cover the performer’s career and his quest for identity.  He strove to achieve the American dream at a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory.  He was the most public Black figure at that time to embrace Judaism.

April 18, 2020
Holy Air (2017) Arabic/Hebrew/English/Italian/French with English subtitles, 81 minutes
A Christian Arab who is a failing businessman in Nazareth dreams of success by selling the air of the Holy Land.  To bring such a product to market, he needs the cooperation of three cultures ruling over Nazareth:  the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia, and the Catholic Church officials.