Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman
Monthly on Wednesdays, 1:00 pm at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
$10 per film, Gold and Gold Plus Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free
October 27: Antwone Fisher, 2002
Directed by Denzel Washington. The touching story of a sailor (Derek Luke) who, prone to violent outbursts, is sent to a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) for help. Through the guidance of his new doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.
November 24: Ides of March, 2011
A political drama directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon. The film is an adaptation of Willimon's 2008 play Farragut North. It stars Ryan Gosling and Clooney alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, and Evan Rachel Wood.
December 29: Keeping the Faith, 2000
(Ben Stiller) and Father Brian Finn (Edward Norton) are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly (Jenna Elfman), once their childhood friend and now a beautiful corporate executive, suddenly returns to the city, sparks fly and an unusual and complicated love triangle ensues.
January 26: Fugitive Pieces, 2007
A Canadian drama film directed by Jeremy Podeswa, who also adapted the film from the novel of the same name written by Anne Michaels. The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, who is orphaned in Poland during World War II and is saved by a Greek archeologist.
February 23: Whiplash, 2014
An American psychological drama written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer (Miles Teller) and an abusive, perfectionist bandleader (J. K. Simmons) at the fictional Shaffer Conservatory. Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist co-star.
The Levis JCC Movie Club
with special guest moderators
Monthly on Wednesdays, 1:00 pm via Zoom
See the film on Netflix on your own and join us for a stimulating discussion.
Free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members
December 1: Private Life, 2018
Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti shine as two New York creative types whose attempts to start a family – by adoption, by fertilization, by whatever it takes – test the mettle of their relationships and sanity.
January 12: Million Dollar Baby, 2004
Winner of 4 Academy Awards - When a cantankerous trainer mentors a persistent amateur boxer, deep-seated emotions become their strongest opponents. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank, Morgan Freeman.
March 30: Atlantics, 2019
Arranged to marry a rich man, young Ada is devastated when her true love goes missing at sea during a migration attempt – until a miracle reunites them.
April 20: Lady Bird, 2017
5 Academy Award nominations and winner of 2 Golden Globes including Best Picture. A coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig in her solo directorial debut. The cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet.