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Seventeen Years at the Movies

The CBS Film Festival returns for its 17th year on three Sunday evenings in January at 7 PM. Each showing begins with a pre-film introduction and ends with a lively post-film discussion.

The program for this year includes:
January  12: “Phoenix” (Germany, 2014)

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Set in Berlin in 1945, a Jewish cabaret singer seeks to reconstruct her pre-camp life by seeking out her non-Jewish husband who may have betrayed her to the Nazis. A powerful film about love and illusion, identity and the Jewish-German relationship.

January 19: “Keep Quiet” (Hungary, 2016)

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Csanád Szegedi founded the para-military wing of the radical right, anti-Semitic Jobbik Party. Then he learned he was Jewish. The film follows Szegedi’s three-year change-of-heart journey. But are we witnessing teshuvah or a grand fraud?

January 26: “Foxtrot” (Israel, 2017)

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The film begins with a knock on the door at the home of an upscale Tel Aviv family. It’s an IDF team announcing the death of their son. This three-act exploration of war, grief and family mixes comedy and tragedy in a unique way.

All screenings are free, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. No drop-ins will be admitted. Please RSVP via email to

Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780