Mosaic Film, Cinema and Theatre

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

Next film:

Mosaic Film – “Hester Street”

Tuesday October 23

1896. Yankel, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier & has settled on Hester Street on New York’s Lower East side. He has assimilated into American life, learned English, anglicised his name to Jake & shaved off his beard. The little money he earns allows him to bring his wife, Gitl, & his son over from Russia. BUT, Jake has fallen in love with another woman, Mamie Fein. When his wife & son do arrive, initially he is thrilled, but his happiness is short lived when he realises that Gitl is not “American” looking like Mamie & has trouble assimilating as quickly as he would like. Jake tries to pretend to the outside world that all is well with the marriage, but he still yearns for Maimie. Can the marriage survive these differences &. if not, how will Gitl manage in this new land where she has little support? Just sit back & discover the answer. You won’t be disappointed.  Joan Micklin Silver’s classic acclaimed personal movie is beautifully shot in Black & White, with a Yiddish (with English Subtitles) and an English soundtrack.