Dear Cinephiles and Ethicists,
Thank you for expressing interest in the August 2020 pilot of FilmShtiebel! This weekly newsletter will provide information about upcoming programs, a few recommendations of films and events “around town,” digitally speaking, and ideas of themes and films for which we would welcome your feedback.
- The FilmShtiebel Team
In the Shtiebel
Launch notes - August 16, 2020: Considering Neighborliness in The Hundred-Foot Journey
We were joined by an intimate group of individuals from the East and West Coasts as we discussed experiences of finding and creating community.
Some questions we considered:
What are the highlights and lowlights of having neighbors?
How does The Hundred-Foot Journey explore issues of diversity, neighborliness, and repentance?
What does Judaism have to say about being a good neighbor?
If you missed this session and want to know more about it, please drop us a line!
This week’s event - Sunday, August 23 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern:
**Please register by Friday morning to receive the Zoom link**
Next week - closing out the pilot series on Wednesday, August 26 at 5PM Pacific / 8PM Eastern:
**Please register by Monday morning to receive the Zoom link**
This Week’s Recommendations
Other films that remind us of…The Hundred-Foot Journey:
Journeying to create a new home: Away We Go
Newcomers navigating neighborhood rules: Footloose
The nuanced history of American communities: Ragtime
Events around the digital town:
Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30PM Eastern: Dimensions: Jews of Color and Their Stories with EntryPointDC and JCC Manhattan
Saturday, August 22 at 7:00PM Pacific: Keeping the Momentum: Theater's Role in Social Justice with the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Living Room Edition
Up for FilmShtiebel Consideration:
Respecting family and heritage: Good Bye Lenin!
The power of language: The King’s Speech
Interactions of people and place: Do The Right Thing
We welcome your thoughts on these films as well as recommendations for future programming!