Cinema J

Laugh out loud, reconnect with Israel and reflect on Jewish life and the human experience with films at the Bender JCC. Films are as diverse as the Bender JCC itself, produced and directed by a bevy of international talent from around the globe, including Israel and the U.S.

 


 

Cinema J: 1945 Wednesday, January 23rd - 7:30 PM
Cinema J: The Freedom to Marry Wednesday, February 13th - 7:30 PM
Cinema J: RBG Wednesday, March 13th - 7:30 PM

Cinema J: 1945

Wednesday, January 23rd
7:30 PM

Cinema J Presents | 1945

2017 | 91 minutes | Hungarian with English subtitles

Ticket sales opening soon.

On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son arrive in a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. Why have the Jews come to their village? Have they returned to reclaim their property? In this beautifully shot black & white film, Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they’ve experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain.

This film is part of Cinema J, a monthly series featuring films through a Jewish lens.

Cost: $10.00 in advance | 12.00 at the door

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301.348.3809 or fenoch@benderjccgw.org.

Cinema J: The Freedom to Marry

Wednesday, February 13th
7:30 PM

Cinema J Presents | The Freedom to Marry

2016 | 86 minutes | Documentary

Ticket sales opening soon.

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY follows the United States’ LGBTQ community’s fight for marriage equality in a  nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. This documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the architect of the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto and their key colleagues on this decades-long battle, culminating in a dramatic fight at the United States Supreme Court.  “Suspenseful and thoroughly moving and inspiring.” – The Boston Globe

This film is part of Cinema J, a monthly series featuring films through a Jewish lens.

Cost: $10.00 in advance | 12.00 at the door

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301.348.3809 or fenoch@benderjccgw.org.

Cinema J: RBG

Wednesday, March 13th
7:30 PM

Cinema J Presents | RBG

2018 | 98 minutes | Documentary

Ticket sales opening soon.

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG explores Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career, leaving you informed & inspired!

This film is part of Cinema J, a monthly series featuring films through a Jewish lens.

Cost: $10.00 in advance | 12.00 at the door

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301.348.3809 or fenoch@benderjccgw.org.