WHEN: Mondays at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
FEE: per film: $5 JCC members, $7 nonmembers. Register for all 5 movies and save: Series $20 JCC members, $28 nonmembers
Harold Chapler’s popular film discussion series begins in October, featuring five not-to-be-missed films. Mr. Chapler will present background information before each screening and will lead an optional, short discussion afterward. Refreshments and light snacks will be available.
Oct 6: The Nazi Officer’s Wife
This film documents the extraordinary life of Edith Hahn, a Jewish law student in Vienna during the Nazi takeover. Ms. Hahn was sent to a ghetto and a slave labor camp, then escaped underground, where she scavenged for existence until a Christian friend offered Edith her own identity papers so she could flee to Munich and assume a new identity. Written by Susan Dworkin with filmmaker Liz Garbus. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.
Oct 27: Crimes and Misdemeanors
Nominated for best director and best screenplay, this Woody Allen classic weaves a dramatic, yet comic, tale about an ophthalmologist, who persuades his brother with mob connections to kill a threatening mistress. Stars Martin Landau, Jerry Orbach, Angelica Huston, Johanna Gleason, and Woody Allen, who plays the role of a documentary filmmaker.
Nov 17: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
An unforgettable story about friendship and courage and dangerous circumstances that centers around a naïve college student in 1987 Communist Romania, who enlists the help of a wiser, more experienced friend to end an unwanted pregnancy. This touching and deeply perceptive film won the Palme d’Or and FIPRECI awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
Dec 8: Barbara
This impeccably-crafted Cold War thriller stars Nina Hoss as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East-German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. While there, she falls in love with the hospital’s head physician, despite fearing he is a spy. Filled with glancing moments and dangerous secrets, the film won for Best Director at this year’s Berlin Film Festival (Chris Petzold).
Jan 12: Brothers
A real-life who-done-it, directed by Errol Morris, that follows the story of Randall Adams, who runs out of gas and is picked up by 16-yearold David Harris in a car he has recently stolen. Filmed as a series of interviews and a trial that create more questions than answers, Brothers is filmed with graceful camera effects and dramatic lighting that add to the compelling quality of the film.
For further information and registration, visit the JCC website at www.jccotp.org or call the School of Performing Arts, 411 East Clinton Ave in Tenafly, at 201.408.1493.