Film Mosaic

FILM MOSAIC RETURNS

After a 3-year absence from your screens, FILM MOSAIC returns to its new home on Stanmore Hill.

For those of you who are new to FILM MOSAIC, it was an idea that started over 10 years ago at our old home in Bessborough Road. I have always love films and was amazed at the sheer number and variations of movies, old and new, that had, in one way or another, a Jewish connection. So, I started showing any manner of movies at Bessborough Road, which were already in my collection, or I could acquire.

They ranged from, Documentaries like “Imaginary Witness” and “Paper Clips”, to Comedies like “Mel Brooks – To be or Not to be”, to Dramas like “Gentlemens Agreement” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. They included foreign films like the Israeli Sumo movie “Size Matters” and “Ushpizim”. Any movie that has a Jewish connection is up for consideration, as long as the foreign ones had subtitles!

The idea is that anyone who is interested, can come along, meet other like-minded fans, discuss the movie, and even have a biscuit or two with a drink.

There is no entrance fee, but if anyone, enjoys the film and cares to make a donation afterwards (no matter the size), to our nominated charity, then that is appreciated. Up until we stopped because of the Pandemic, we raised about £3,000 for various causes.

FILM MOSAIC will be held mid-monthly, on Mondays, from May onwards. I will be showing some new movies as well re-showing some of the golden oldies first shown a few years ago.

 

Details of forthcoming attractions can be found below.

 

Upcoming films:

Film Mosaic – “The Concert”

Monday, 4th March @ 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Mosaic Culture Hub is thrilled to invite you to the film evening at Mosaic Jewish Community

For a viewing of “The Concert”

Click “more” below for details of the film.

Film MOSAIC is open to anyone, why not bring a friend.

There will be time for an informal discussion or a chat with friends, with tea, coffee and biscuits after the screening.

Donations for our chosen charity would be appreciated if you care to give.

In the late 70’s, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now, a mere cleaner at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Châtelet Theatre in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violinist to accompany them, he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph. This is the story of that challenge.

This is a wonderful, warm, uplifting and funny European International collaboration, that also contains an ...


Film Mosaic – “Focus”

Tuesday, 7th May @ 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Mosaic Culture Hub is thrilled to invite you to the film evening at Mosaic Jewish Community

For a viewing of “Focus”

Click “more” below for details of the film.

Film MOSAIC is open to anyone, why not bring a friend.

There will be time for an informal discussion or a chat with friends, with tea, coffee and biscuits after the screening.

Donations for our chosen charity would be appreciated if you care to give.

In the waning months of World War II, a man (William H. Macy) and his wife (Laura Dern) are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbours. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant (David Paymer) in a struggle for dignity and survival. With a screenplay by Arthur Miller (from his only novel), this thought-provoking little movie is an overlooked and underrated gem.    (First Shown here in 2012)

(with subtitles available)


Film Mosaic – “Keeping the Faith”

Monday, 3rd June @ 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Mosaic Culture Hub is thrilled to invite you to the film evening at Mosaic Jewish Community

For a viewing of “Keeping the Faith”

Click “more” below for details of the film.

Film MOSAIC is open to anyone, why not bring a friend.

There will be time for an informal discussion or a chat with friends, with tea, coffee and biscuits after the screening.

Donations for our chosen charity would be appreciated if you care to give.

Jake (Ben Stiller) and Brian (Edward Norton) are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They grow up and become a rabbi and priest. Anna (Jenna Elfman), a girl they knew when they were younger, comes back to town a stunning woman. Jake is up to be the head Rabbi of his synagogue but he is not married which doesn’t make his appointment any easier. He finds himself attracted to Anna but because she’s not Jewish, he can’t marry her as it would make his appointment even less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna, but the priesthood creates an insurmountable obstacle. Their friendship is strained when each learns of the other’s feelings for her.

Released in 2000, KEEPING THE FAITH is ...