Monday, March 13, 2017



Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents

JCCU’s Signature Daytime Film School Series with Dr. Eric Goldman

WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION: Fee for all 3: $50 JCC members/ $60 public; individual screenings: $16 JCC members/$20 public.
For more information or to register, contact Kathy Graff at 201.408.1454 or or call Michele at 201.408.1496

Q. What’s missing when you see a particularly engrossing film?

A. A prominent film professor who can explore the themes and lead an insightful discussion.

That missing piece is resolved with the JCC U Film School Series, where prominent film professor Dr. Eric Goldman leads fascinating discussions on memorable foreign films, allowing viewers to delve into the back story, gain a deeper understanding of how and why these films were produced, and learn what each film tells us about the country in which they were made. The films are presented with English subtitles.

Dr. Goldman is adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and film reviewer for The Jewish Standard. He received his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU and was a fellow at Columbia University. He is author of The American Jewish Story through Cinema and founder and president of Ergo Media, a video publishing company. He has also co-hosted with Robert Osborne TCM-Turner Classic Movies.

The upcoming series will include the following three films, which will be shown on Thursday mornings at 10 am. People can attend the whole series or individual screenings:

Central Station HRMarch 23: Central Station
(Brazil, D: Walter Salles, 1998, 1h 53min)

The heartwarming story of a Rio de Janeiro teacher who supports herself by taking dictation for illiterate people. An encounter with a young boy, who has just lost his mother, will change the course of her life as she and the boy embark on a road trip in search of the boy’s father. With Fernanda Montenegro.

The Sea Inside HR2April 6: The Sea Inside
(Spain, D: Alejandro Amenabar, 2004, 2h 5min)

Ramon is a ship’s mechanic and part-time poet who becomes disabled after a diving accident. In his mind, he is still the strong able-bodied twenty-something who once sailed the world. As he despairs, he contemplates the essence of life and the virtues of death. Stellar performance by Javier Bardem.

The White Ribbon HRApril 20: The White Ribbon
(Germany, D: Michael Haneke, 2009, 2h 24min)

Set in Germany during the years before World War I, mystery surrounds a small rural village as troubling activities occur. It’s an authoritarian society that seems the norm for the time, but is anything but. We participate in unravelling a puzzle that never gets fully solved. With an outstanding performance by Burghart Klaussner.