Come along to the October LBCinema showing of Last Dance, an Australian hostage drama that uses the Israel-Palestine question, Islamist terrorism, the Holocaust and notions of personal cowardice and forgiveness as its dramatic fuel. The plot centres on an elderly Jewish lady held hostage in her Melbourne flat by an injured terrorist on the run after a deadly bombing of a synagogue. Entry $10.
Join us to see The Farewell Party, an Israeli black comedy about a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend, and who end up faced with a police investigation as well as a life and death dilemma. This film asks deep questions about how we want to die when the time comes – and questions why we can’t decide for ourselves!
Guarding the Galilee – A massive and beautiful area of Queensland could soon be the largest coal mining area in the world. Come and watch this powerful documentary to see why it is such an important and ethical issue. Plus The Mand Who Planted Trees – an inspirational Oscar-winning short animated film. Entry $10.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian. As part of our open weekend Shabbaton, please join us for the screening of Month Python’s best, most significant work. Funny, irreverent and possibly offensive to some, if you don’t think you like Monty Python, try this!
Rabbi Jonathan will give an introductory talk before the film. Join us for pizza supper prior to screening.
Cost: Free for BM students and as part of the Shabbaton. Or $15 pizza & film/$10 film only.
5:30PM Pizza supper at Vicky’s Pizza, East Kew
7:00PM Brief introduction by Rabbi Jonathan prior to screening of Life of Brian
Judaism in Space! Babylon 5 is a long-running space TV series with well developed plot lines and characters. It’s a must-see for Jewish sci-fi fans, a science fiction show where Jews actually exist in the future. These 2 episodes feature Chanukah celebrated in space and a new dimension in pastoral care.
Come along to see the Last Cab To Darwin, a road comedy-drama starring Michael Caton as a taxi driver with terminal cancer. As well as a reflection on mortality and the ethical dilemma of euthanasia, the film explores black and white relations in Australia with unusual sensitivity.
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi is a heartening family comedy and surprising love story which focuses on the captivating character of one boy blessed with extraordinary cooking talents, who discovers through the power of love that the sky is the limit.
Entry $10. See the flyer>>
Saturday 9 July 7:00pm
WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Helen Mirren stars as Maria Altmann, a real-life Jewish refugee whose family’s art was stolen by Nazis in World War II.
Entry $10. See the flyer>>