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 – “Golda”

Monday, 1st July @ 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 “Golda”

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.

 

Helen Mirren IS Golda Meir in this totally absorbing theatrically released 2023 movie. The entire film deals the immediate lead up to the Yom Kippur War, and the war itself, the decisions and the fear of total destruction of the Jewish State. Liev Schreiber plays Henry Kissinger and is supported by an ensemble cast of outstanding British actors. By the end of the movie it is hard to believe that you have not been watching the real Golda. Mirren is simply superb.

(with subtitles)


Film Mosaic – “Ushpizin”

Monday, 9th September @ 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 “Ushpizin”

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 Jerusalem’s orthodox neighbourhoods it’s Succot, seven days celebrating life’s essentials in a Sukkah into which It is a Mitzvah to invite strangers. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and childless are so poor that they can’t afford to build a Succah. They pray

for a miracle. Suddenly, miracles abound: a friend finds Moshe a Sukkah which he says is abandoned, Moshe is the beneficiary of local charitable fundraising, and two escaped convicts arrive on Moshe and Mali’s doorstep in time to be their Ushpizin – their guests. The miracles then become trials. Rabbinical advice, absolution, an effort to avoid anger, and a 1000-shekel citron all figure in Moshe’s dark night of soul searching.

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Film Mosaic – “Sarah’s Key”

Monday, 21st October @ 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 “Sarah’s Key”

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 1942, in Paris, French officials rounded up over 10,000 Jews and placed them in local camps. Eventually, over 8,000 were sent off to German concentration camps. As 10-year-old Sarah (Mélusine Mayance) and her family are being arrested, she hides her younger brother in a closet. After realizing she will not be allowed to go home, Sarah does whatever she can to get back to her brother. Over 60 years later,  In 2009, a journalist named Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) is  assigned to write a story on the Jews deported in 1942. When she moves into her father-in-law’s childhood apartment, she realizes it once belonged to the Strazynski family, and their daughter Sarah.

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