Mosaic has two film and theatre groups that each meet monthly:
Mosaic Film meets monthly and offers film-lovers an opportunity to share this interest. A variety of films are shown, mostly of Jewish or Israeli interest, with some foreign-language films with English subtitles. Presentations have ranged from comedy to drama to documentary, and have included the following titles over the last 12 months:
Keeping up with the Steins, The Debt, Max, The Counterfeiters, The Infidel, Sarah’s Key, Imaginary Witness, Crossfire, Leon the Pig Farmer, Life is Beautiful, A Serious Man and The Lemon Tree.
The screenings start at 8pm at Bessborough Road, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, and are followed by a short discussion. Light refreshments are provided; a donation to a synagogue charity is appreciated.
Mosaic Cinema and theatre group was set up in 2018 by a group of parents of teenagers / 20s with a passion for film and theatre. The group gets together to go to the cinema for current showings, theatre outings, and in homes and at Bessborough Road to watch films. The group mostly meets on the first Tuesday of each month, with theatre outings mostly at short notice – arranged through our Mosaic cinema and theatre Facebook group.
For more details of the next Mosaic Film events, see the calendar, and for further information about Mosaic Film or to join our Mosaic cinema Facebook group, contact us
Tuesday January 21
Multicultural London is the stage for this emotionally charged tale of desire, guilt and expectation. Jake (Dan Fredenburgh – The Bourne Ultimatum, Love Actually), a working class Jewish boy made good, lives in the suburbs with his beautiful but uptight fiancée Zoe (Olivia Williams – The Ghost Writer, An Education). When his father unexpectedly dies, Jake returns to his native Finsbury Park to deal with his inheritance. The dimly lit rooms of his father’s abandoned tailor shop, inhabited by ghosts of his past, become the setting for a passionate, illicit affair with a local waitress B (Doraly Rosa – Mrs Henderson Presents, Love Actually), similarly trapped in a frustrating relationship, with needy ex-boxer Chester (Paul Bettany – Legion, The Da Vinci Code).
Tuesday February 18
Judah Rosenthal (Martin Landau) is an ophthalmologist and a pillar of the community who has a big problem: His mistress, Dolores Paley, has told him that he is to leave his wife and marry her – as he had promised to do so often – or she will tell everyone of their affair. When he intercepts a letter Dolores has written to his wife Miriam (Claire Bloom), he is frantic and confesses all to his shady brother, Jack, who assures him that he has friends who can take care of her. Meanwhile, filmmaker Cliff Stern (Woody Allen) is having his own problems. He’s been working on a documentary film for some time but has yet to complete it. He and his wife Wendy have long ago stopped loving one another and are clearly on their way to divorce. He falls in love with Halley Reed who works with a producer, Lester (Alan Alda). Cliff soon finds himself making a documentary about Lester, hating every minute of it.Woody Allen’s bitter sweet comedy was nominated for 3 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes and 6 Baftas. (Subtitles available)