July 12


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Thursday, July 12 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater


Director: Eran Riklis | France, Germany, Israel | 2018 | 93 | English, Arabic, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Two women find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia and intrigue in this Israeli spy thriller. Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent, is sent to Germany to protect Mona, a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. After two weeks in a quiet Hamburg apartment, the women are soon exposed to a terror threat that is engulfing the world. SHELTER stars Lior Ashkenazi (NORMAN, FOXTROT). Eran Riklis, the award-winning director of LEMON TREE and THE SYRIAN BRIDE, wrote and directed SHELTER based on a short story by the late Shulamit Hareven. Adult content

A Bag of Marbles

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Thursday, July 12 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

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Director: Christian Duguay | Canada, Czech Republic, France | 2017 | 108 | French, German, Russian, Yiddish (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

This heartwarming adaptation of French author Joseph Joffo’s enduring memoir of the same name tells the story of two Jewish boys struggling to survive on their own. At 10 and 12, brothers Roman and Joseph know that their best chance to escape the Nazi roundup is to flee on their own from Paris to Vichy France. Always one false move from tragedy, the boys survive on courage, ingenuity and a bit of cunning. More than anything, it’s their brotherly bond that gets them through their ordeals. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

The Prince of Egypt

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Thursday, July 12 | 5:30pm | JCC Bobry Family Pool


Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | USA | 1998 | 99 | English | Animated

DIVE-IN movie Family Swim & Film at the JCC Bobry Family Pool
20th Anniversary Screening! The biblical story of Exodus is the focus of this epic animated film. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Val Kilmer and Ralph Fiennes, with performances by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. All ages welcome. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult. FREE to JCC Members and guests. Guests must be accompanied by JCC Members. Tickets are not required.

The Last Suit

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Thursday, July 12 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre


Director: Pablo Solarz | Argentina, Spain | 2017 | 92 | German, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. But Abraham isn’t about to fade away quietly. Instead, he plots a secret, one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the friend who saved him from certain death at the end of WWII. As he travels from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham encounters an assortment of characters. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, THE LAST SUIT is a multilingual (Spanish, Yiddish, German and Polish) globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart.


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Thursday, July 12 | 8:30pm | Dryden Theatre


Director: Alison Chernick | USA | 2017 | 83 | English | Documentary

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor and, above all, love. “ITZHAK is a joyous film about a joyous man.” Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

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