The Arts

Almost Famous

About the Film 

Mean Girls meets High School Musical when a brainy teenage girl and her pop superstar brother become overnight sensations, in this Israeli teen dramedy, a music-packed look at teenagerhood, exposing the realities of living in a social media world where popularity is everything.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
95 minutes

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

About the Film 

Hedy Lamarr, known in the 1930s and ‘40s for her glamour and sex appeal, narrates her trailblazing story to reveal her thwarted ambitions as a brilliant inventor who impacted today’s wireless technology.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

About the Film 

This offbeat and playful celebration of the Jewish American songwriters who composed the soundtrack to the holiday season, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and contemplates the poignant relationship American Jews have with Christmas.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
52 minutes

Funny Girl

About the Film 

This musical, rags-to-riches tale of a young ugly duckling with a relentless drive to be a headliner on Broadway, stars Barbra Streisand, as the funny and heartbreaking comedian and singer Fanny Brice, in a watershed role that launched her to superstardom. Adapted from the smash Broadway show, and nominated for 8 Academy Awards.

Classic Film Series

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
155 minutes

Gilbert

About the Film 

Behind the profane comic stylings, and fame as the voice of the Aflac Duck and parrot Iago in Aladdin, filmmaker Neil Berkeley finds an unexpectedly tender side of one of comedy’s most iconic figures, the brash, boundary-pushing Gilbert Gottfried, as revealed in this laugh-packed, sometimes vulgar, and poignant profile of a man belied by his course exterior.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
98 minutes

Itzhak

About the Film 

This impressionist, fly-on-the-wall portrait, including an intimate view of his family at home, examines the life and glorious music of Israeli-born Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the greatest living violinist.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes

A Quiet Heart

About the Film 

Seeking refuge from the pressures as a classically trained musician, a young, secular Israeli woman confronts dangerous religious fanaticism from ultra-Orthodox neighbors, in this thoughtful, quietly gripping snapshot of Israeli social conflict.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

About the Film 

A rousing tribute to the iconic song-and-dance man in all his complexities and contradictions, this thrilling, enlightening and redemptive look at the lesser known aspects of Davis' life remembers the chameleon entertainer who blazed a trail across the shifting tides and flashpoints of 20th century America.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
100 minutes

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