The JCC of Greater New Haven is excited to present the Beckerman Jewish Film Series April 7-May 18, 2016: a diverse collection of Jewish and Israeli films to be shown in the Greater New Haven area, including Cheshire, Hamden, Woodbridge, Madison, and New Haven. The films selected explore a variety of comedic, dramatic, historical, and modern themes, both classics and new releases. Partnering with the JCC is a host of community organizations across the region: The Jewish Federation’s Shoreline and Women’s Philanthropy departments; Jewish Business League; Yale University (Judaic Studies, Whitney Humanities Center & Slifka Center); Anti-Defamation League, Tower One Tower East; Temple Beth David of Cheshire, Shoreline Hadassah, Best Video Film and Cultural Center (Hamden); and Madison Art Cinemas. The JCC also received $5,000 in grant support from CT Humanities.
7 p.m. | FREE
Discussion following the film.
Tower One/Tower East, 18 Tower Ln., New Haven.
Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, played by Geoffrey Rush in this academy award winning role, a child prodigy grows up in an abusive home after his father’s experience in World War II concentration camps. Both emotional and uplifting, viewers journey with Helfgott navigating life in an institution
and ultimately that of the renowned concert pianist he was always destined to be.
Sponsor: Tower One/Tower East