The Irma Horowitz Spring Film Festival

April 21 • May 12 • May 19

 

All films will be shown virtually via Zoom.  Films begin promptly at 7:05 PM.

Zoom link and password will be provided in advance of each film event to all those pre-registered. Pre-registration is required.

Benefits of being a Patron:

• $100/Household includes all 3 films events and the food item of the evening.
• April 21 Falafel Sandwich is for one person. You can order additional sandwich for $15/person.
• To register as a Patron, call the JCC Welcome Center at 908.443.9018.

Patrons food item of the evening will be delivered to your door. For those who live more than 10 miles from the JCC, the evening’s food item must be picked up at the JCC. We will confirm either delivery or pick up. In the event of inclement weather, food will not be delivered, but can be picked up at the JCC.

Ala Carte Pricing:

  • $10/household/film.

The Irma Horowitz Spring  Film Festival is supported by the Irma Horowitz Endowment Fund, the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ and The Bristal Assisted Living in Somerset.

Live and Become

Wednesday, April 21

The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s parting request the he “go, live, and become.”  Buoyed by a profound unfaltering motherly love – both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother – he ultimately finds an identity and happiness all his own.

Watch the Trailer

Patron Food Item: Falafel Sandwich

PATRONREGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FOOD ITEM.

As Seen Through These Eyes

Wednesday, May 12

As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds.  These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit, enduring against unimaginable odds.

Watch the Trailer

Patron Food Item: Boardwalk Fun Food

PATRON REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FOOD ITEM.

The Tabacconist

Wednesday, May 19

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

Watch the Trailer

Patron Food Item: You Scream I Scream(Ice Cream).

PATRON REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FOOD ITEM.

Film series Patrons.

If you would like to know more about being a Patron, please contact Debbie Golden, 908-443-9003.