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Books & Films

Check back with us as new Authors and Films are added for the 2017-18 Season and for details on the 27th Annual Book & Author Luncheon.

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LITERATURE: AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS

Levis JCC Book Club

A review and lively discussion of books.

Thursdays, 10:30 am

  • May 3, Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son, 2013
  • May 17, Meg Wolitzer, The Female Persuasion, 2018
  • June 7, Carol Zoref, Barren Island, 2017, the author will join us via Skype
  • June 21, Patrick Chamoiseau, School Days, 1997
  • July 5, Ayad Akhtar, American Dervish, 2012
  • July 19, Paul Harding, Tinkers, 2009
  • August 2, Edmund de Waal, The Hare with the Amber Eyes, 2010
  • August 16, Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere, 2017

$8, A&L Gold Members: $6, A&L Platinum Members: Free
(Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

A Literary Afternoon Series

Personal appearances by noted authors, discussions and book signings. Coffee, fruit and pastries served.

Please check back with us as new programs, classes and events are added for the 2018/19 season.

Individual Programs: $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

This series is generously underwritten by Auracal Senior Health Care, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Marilyn & Arthur Charwat, Charna Larkin, the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund and Tundidor & Weiss Investment Group

Valet Sponsor Bachrodt Auto Group

The Levis JCC is a member of the Jewish Book Network sponsored by the Jewish Book Council.


FILMS

Join us, year-round, for an eclectic assortment of foreign, independent, documentary and performance films. Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion.

The Festival Continues »

RSVP is required; please call 561-558-2520.

Levis JCC Sandler Center Beifield Auditorium
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton

Complimentary Admission for Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Patrons
$10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Presented with Boca Raton Museum of Art

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Documentary | Germany, Israel (2017) | 89 minutes | Hebrew, German, Italian, English, with English Subtitles

Wednesday, May 9, 1:00 pm

Conductor Zubin Mehta, one of the world’s most charismatic conductors, is a true world citizen. Born in India, he has had a dazzling international career. While adopting Vienna as his musical home, it is Israel that he is most identified with. Since joining the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, he has developed strong ties with the State, has become the face of its cultural excellence and serves as the Music Director for Life. Produced on the eve of Mehta’s 80th birthday, the film is a timely celebration of the legendary maestro’s life and work.

The Body Collector – 2018 Festival Winner Best Feature Film

Drama | Netherlands (2016) | 143 minutes | Dutch with English Subtitles

Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm

Investigative journalist Hans Knoop becomes personally involved in the hunt for Pieter Menten, an untouchable ex-Nazi and war criminal. Menten, a prominent millionaire living a lavish lifestyle near Amsterdam, decides to auction off part of his famous art collection which he had shipped to the Netherlands during the war. Knoop receives a tip from an Israeli colleague about Menten’s hidden wartime past but is warned to stay away from the story. He is stonewalled by bureaucrats and threatened by Menten. Based on the true story and novel by Hans Knoop.

Director: Tim Oliehoek
Guest Speaker: Hans Knoop

Longing

Drama | Israel (2017) | 100 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles

Wednesday, June 6, 1:00 pm

Ariel, a middle-aged, well-off bachelor, learns he has lost a son he didn’t know existed. Ariel begins a journey of exploration as he travels to his son’s gravesite. Desperate to learn more, he belatedly discovers fatherly love and devotion and deals with his own troubled childhood.

Director: Savi Gabizon

Righteous

Drama | Poland (2016) | 98 minutes | French, German, Romani with English Subtitles

Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 pm

Hania, a Jewish orphan, is hidden during the Holocaust by a Polish couple. Many years after the war she returns to Poland from Israel to find the family that saved her life and asks them to accept the honor awarded by Yad Vashem, the title “Righteous Among the Nations”. This story was inspired by the true events experienced by film director Michal Szczerbic’s family and friends.

Director: Michal Szczerbic

Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman

Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion moderated by Myrna Loman. Foreign films have subtitles.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

  • May 2, Last Cab to Darwin, Australia, 2016, 103 minutes
  • May 16, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, 2006, Brazil, 110 minutes
  • June 13, Lion, 2016, UK and Australia 118 minutes
  • June 27, TBD
  • July 25, TBD
  • August 1, TBD

$10 per film, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free

No advanced tickets needed, purchase at the door.

From Stage to Screen!

Filmed presentations of the best in live performances of opera, ballet, symphony and theater from around the world.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

  • May 30, Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theater, 2016, 101 minutes
  • August 22, Jonas Kaufmann; an Evening with Puccini, 2015
  • August 29, American Ballet Theater – A History, 2015

Foreign films have subtitles. All films subject to change.

$10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

Sponsored by an enthusiastic supporter of the Performing Arts at the Levis JCC

Women Making Movies

Award winning films by women directors, followed by discussion with moderator Linda Horowitz.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

  • April 25, Detropia, 2012, USA, 90 minutes
  • June 20, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, 2010, USA 84 minutes
  • July 18, Advanced Style, 2014, USA 72 minutes
  • August 8, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, 2016, USA 95 minutes

$10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)