Film

Join us for our exciting 2020-2021 season featuring both virtual and live programs. (Our season will begin with virtual programs only, and we will introduce in-person programs later in the season, when it is safe to do so).

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Hudak on Hollywood


Wednesdays, 7:30 pm

A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak, has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. Dan’s film reviews are syndicated throughout the country. He is the owner of Hudak On Hollywood, Inc. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies.

January 6: Famous Moments, Famous Movies: Behind The Scenes Of The Most Iconic Moments In Film History; Part 1

The shower scene in Psycho. The flying bikes in E.T. The title song in Singin’ in the Rain. All are memorable movie moments that have been cherished for generations and will be cherished for years to come. In this hour-long presentation, you’ll enjoy an insightful look at these scenes and more, sharing the stories, backgrounds and secrets that made them so unforgettable.

February 3: Famous Moments, Famous Movies: Behind The Scenes Of The Most Iconic Moments In Film History; Part 2

More famous movie scenes are chronicled in part two of the “Famous Moments, Famous Movies” series.

March 3: When Oscar Gets It Wrong: Best Picture Winners That Should’ve Lost, And The Movies That Should’ve Won

Is Ordinary People better than Raging Bull? Is How Green Was My Valley better than Citizen Kane? According to the Oscars, yes! This hour-long presentation examines the politics, voting patterns, and cultural influences that led the Academy to overlook movies we now consider classics.

April 7: Best Picture Oscar Talk

Journey into this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in this discussion of why each film was nominated and which is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious. Clips and background information about all nominated films will be shared, and a discussion of the Academy’s voting process and habits will lend perspective to choosing the likely winner. Oscar history, trivia, and other major categories will also be covered! It’s a lively, insightful and fun hour-long presentation that’s not to be missed! Attendees are encouraged to see as many of the nominated films as possible before the presentation. Note: Due to Covid-19, the next Oscar ceremony will be held April 25, 2021.

 

Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

Not included with virtual membership

January 5- May 16, 2021
Presenting more than 50 thought-provoking and entertaining films to visually mesmerize, educate and challenge the way we see and participate in the world. You won’t want to miss a moment - join us!

Our Festival features:

  • Premiere, Jewish-themed films from around the world
  • Documentaries, short and feature length films
  • Q&A and Webinar sessions with notable guest speakers, filmmakers, actors, producers and directors
Visit our festival website for a complete listing of events and pricing »

Spotlights
Free collections of short films and feature films available. No registration required.
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Sponsored in part by Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Generously sponsored by WLRN, Hotwire Communications and Virgin Printing Corp.

The Levis JCC Movie Club

with special guest moderators

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

See the movie on your own (on Netflix) and join us for a stimulating discussion.

December 23: Silver Linings Playbook, 2012

Discussion Moderated by Myrna Loman
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell. The film was based on Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel The Silver Linings Playbook. It stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver.

January 13: Molly's Game, 2017

Discussion moderated by Linda Horowitz
Molly's Game is American biographical crime drama film based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Michael Cera.

February 3: Ruthie & Connie, Every Room in the House, 2002

With special guest Ruth Berman

We will show the film on zoom (60 minutes) followed by a discussion with Ruth Berman, LGBTQ activist
Lesbian Jewish Grandmothers, Ruthie and Connie are in many ways typical Jewish New Yorkers. They married men in the 1950s, became mothers, and eventually divorced. But when Ruthie and Connie fell in love, these "ordinary" housewives became plainspoken activists and international icons of equality.

March 3: Quartet, 2012

Discussion moderated by Roberta Presser
Quartet is a British comedy-drama film based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood. Once-popular opera diva Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) creates a stir with her arrival at Beecham House, a home for retired performers. No one feels the uproar more than Reginald (Tom Courtenay), Jean's ex-husband, who still stings from her long-ago infidelity. Directed by Dustin Hoffman, starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins

 

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