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Gather in person with your film-loving friends once again when the CBS Film Festival returns. Reserve three Sunday nights, January 8, 15, and 22, beginning at 7:00 PM to watch and participate in post-film discussion.

January 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM
"Avalon" (1990)
Dialogue in English

Barry Levinson's semi-autobigraphical story of Samuel Krichinsky who comes to America in 1914 and the family's assimilation into American life over four decades. It's a dark immigrant story as each generation becomes a little more alienated from the sense of community that the first generation brought over from Europe.

January 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM
"Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish" (2010)
Dialogue in Yiddish and English with English  subtitles

Years before films such as "One of Us" and "Unorthodox" looked at the lives of individuals who chose to leave the insular Hasidic world, Eve Annenberg wrote and directed "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish." This sometimes confusing fantasy-comedy combines Shakespeare's play in Yiddish translation with a narrative about a group of Satmar young men who've gone "off the derech".

January 22 at 7:00 PM
"Ida" (2013)
Dialogue in Polish with English subtitles

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's stark black and white  drama, set in post-war Communist Poland, is visually stunning. The story follows a road trip taken by Wanda, a Communist Party member and state judge, and her niece,  Ida, who is preparing to enter a Catholic convent. Surprise: both women are (were) Jewish! Both women must find their own way to come to terms with their history and identity.

Thu, December 1 2022 7 Kislev 5783