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 May 29
8.00 pm. A young German soldier is killed in action during the French campaign. His parents, Otto (Brendan Gleeson) & Anna (Emma Thompson), are devastated by the loss & their bereavement is made worse by the joyful hysteria at Germany’s victory. In their minds, Hitler & the Nazi regime are responsible for this tragedy & much more, Otto cannot passively stand by any longer. Otto starts a pamphlet campaign condemning Hitler & the War for useless waste of life, children, soldiers, Jews & Romanies. Anna, initially is reluctant to support Otto, but soon throws herself into the campaign. Initially the Gestapo is merely embarrassed by the appearance of these pamphlets, but soon it becomes apparent that something has to be done to stamp out the distribution & find & punish the perpetrators. Daniel Bruhl plays the Gestapo Officer tasked with stopping the distribution. This is an excellent movie adaptation of Hans Fallada’s classic novel. “Gleeson”, Thompson and Bruhl give stellar performances that you won’t forget for a long time. (Subtitles available)