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FORBIDDEN FILMS

Tuesday, August 11, 7:30pm

Forbidden Films brings us into the explosive-resistant compound where 1,200 Nazi propaganda films are kept and interviews film historians who debate the importance of these “Nazi movies of the poison cabinet”: are they worth keeping? Do we need to show them? How do we approach this dark legacy?

70th ANNIVERSARY OF WWII's END BBC WOLRDWIDE AMERICA FILM SERIES

Sunday, August 16, various times

Films included: Castles in the Sky; Copenhagen; Hitler on Trial and Wodehouse in Exile.

HITLER ON TRIAL

Sunday, August 16, 12:15pm

The true story of Hans Litten, the Jewish lawyer who forced Hitler to testify in a 1931 trial about the rising violence of the Nazi party.

 

CASTLES IN THE SKY

Sunday, August 16, 2:15pm

The previously untold story of the fight to invent Radar by Scotsman Robert Watson Watt (Eddie Izzard) and a team of unproven and unknown British scientists. Watt’s ambition was initially dismissed by the Oxbridge-dominated establishment including Winston Churchill as “Castles in the Sky.”

 

COPENHAGEN

Sunday, August 16, 4:15pm

At a 1941 meeting, two brilliant physicists and longtime friends, Denmark's Niels Bohr (Stephen Rea of The Crying Game) and Germany's Werner Heisenberg (Daniel Craig), find themselves on opposite sides of World War II. Based on the eponymous Tony Award-winning drama by Michael Frayn.

 

WODEHOUSE IN EXILE

Sunday, August 16, 6:15pm

An intimate film—featuring an all-star cast—about how author PG Wodehouse came to face a charge of treason during the Second World War and how this quintessential Englishman, creator of Jeeves and Wooster, became an exile from his own country and never set foot on English soil again.

 

SCREEN GIANTS SUMMER SERIES

August 22-30, various times

Step out of the heat and cool down with four inimitable classics from top Jewish directors – Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet, Elaine May, and Billy Wilder. Films included: The Apartment (1960), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), A New Leaf (1971) and Young Frankenstein (1974). Each film screens multiple times.

THE APARTMENT

Multiple Screenings (August 22-30)

Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray star in Billy Wilder’s tale of an insurance company middle man who lets management use his apartment for extramarital affairs.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

Multiple Screenings (August 22-30)

The true story of a bank robbery gone haywire. One hot August day two optimistic losers–the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal–rob a Brooklyn bank, with a surprising motive. Featuring Al Pacino, John Cazale and Penelope Allen.

A NEW LEAF

Multiple Screenings (August 22-30)

Elaine May’s first film is a hilarious fantasy about an aging and endlessly pampered Manhattan aristocrat shocked to discover that he has burned through his inheritance. The supercilious misanthrope (Walter Matthau) fixes on the unlikely scheme of finding a wealthy bride (May).

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Multiple Screenings (August 22-30)

Mel Brooks' monstrously crazy tribute to Mary Shelley's classic pokes hilarious fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made. Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania young Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) discovers the scientist's manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life.

TO LIFE

Tuesday, September 1, 7:30pm

Fate has taken its toll on the aging cabaret singer Ruth and the young but terminally ill Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite experiences in life, they form an intense bond and give each other a reason and purpose to live.

FAMOUS NATHAN

Tuesday, September 8, 7:30pm

Thirty years in the making, Famous Nathan chronicles the personal and public history of Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island, the iconic hotdog eatery founded in 1916 by director Lloyd Handwerker’s grandfather Nathan Handwerker.

LABYRINTH OF LIES (sneak preview)

Thursday, September 10, 7:30pm

Based on true events of the investigations that lead to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials in the 1960's.