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Farewell Baghdad (aka The Dove Flyer)

March 15

108 minutes |

Nissim Dayan | Drama | 2014 | Israel | Arabic w/English subtitles
A teen living in 1950s Baghdad joins the Zionist movement and helps Iraqi Jews immigrate to Israel.

Sephardic echar lashon (Ladino for coffee klatch with biscochos) in the AMC Lobby after the film.

First Draft

March 9

110 minutes |

The First Draft screenplay series offers local screenwriters the opportunity to stage readings of their work using professional actors in front of a live audience, followed by feedback from industry insiders and audience members, alike. The script for Monday, March 9 will be The Little Drummer Grrrl written by Jess Grant.

Frances Ha

March 25

USA | 2013 | 86 min | Noah Baumbach

Growing Up Baumbach: Late 20's, Confusion, and Finding Yourself | Frances, a post-college aspiring dancer, struggles after her best friend falls in love and moves out. Baumbach collaborated with co-writer/star Greta Gerwig for this candid but loving look at a generation coming of age.

Gay Gezunt! A GLBTQ Film Series

March 15

69 minutes |

In Yiddish, "gay gezunt" means "don't worry, so long as you're healthy." This series features 2 Academy Award nominated shorts, <i>Facing Fear</i> (USA, 2013) and <i>Summer Vacation</i> (Israel 2012), <i>The Seder</i> (Canada, 2013) and <i>Zazaland</i> (Israel, 2014).

Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem

March 21

116 minutes |

Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Drama | 2014 | France, Germany, Israel | French, Hebrew w/subtitles
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce finds herself effectively put on trial by Israel’s religiously based marriage laws in this Golden Globe®-nominated film.

History of Porn

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Designed for anyone curious about exploring this oft-misunderstood genre, this class offers an introductory survey of the pornographic film and the changing laws, technologies, social mores, and sexual cultures that inspired its historical development. 

Holy Land

March 15

78 minutes |

AJC Bridge Series
Peter Cohn | Documentary | 2013 | USA | Arabic, Hebrew w/subtitles

A gripping, unbiased, complex look at the daily lives and diverse perspectives of several West Bank residents.

Human Capital

February 28, 2015

Italy | 2013 | 110 minutes | Paolo Virzí

Italy’s official Oscar® submission, director Paolo Virzi's chic thriller features a stunning ensemble cast in the tale of two families whose destinies are tied together by a road accident, an event which exposes the self-destructive vanity of those who selfishly cling to the top.

It Follows

Opens: March 20

USA | 2014 | 94 min | David Robert Mitchell

After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her in this smart and unrelentingly creepy horror film that pairs edge-of-your-seat suspense with an exploration of teen anxiety, yearning, and jealousy.

Kicking and Screaming

March 18

USA | 1995 | 96 min | Noah Baumbach

Growing Up Baumbach: End of College | Noah Baumbach's 1995 breakthrough film follows a group of friends suffering from post-collegiate ennui and searching for a path in life. Filled with razor sharp dialogue and a sublime cast, Kicking and Screaming proved to be one of the decade's touchstones of independent films.

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