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2019 - 2020 Program

Our popular Cinemagogue, Temple Concord’s film series, offers a variety of films with Jewish themes, filmmakers and Jewish-American stars. Admission is free, but donations are always welcomed.

You can become a sponsor of the Cinemagogue with a $100 gift to the Temples Congregational Learning Fund and see your name listed in the program for each film! 

Joseph Pulitzer-Voice of the People

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

As IMDB’s movie site puts it, “Joseph Pulitzer spoke of “fake news” over 100 years ago and fought the dangers that the suppression of the news had for a democracy.  This documentary chronicles the Hungarian immigrant’s career as a businessperson and journalist, and the way he shaped American media and became a tireless crusader for a free press. Narrated by Adam Driver. Directed by Oren Rudavsky.  2019 – 85 minutes

Defying the Nazis-The Sharp’s War

OCTOBER 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Documentary directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky and narrated by Tom Hanks and Marina Goldman. This is the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children and home to undertake dangerous relief missions in pre-World War II Europe, where they risked their lives to save political dissidents, refugees, and Jews.  Aired on PBS, it juxtaposes the Sharp’s mission with footage of Nazi rallies and battlefield scenes for historical perspective. The NY Times called it, “valuable to watch, and commendable for bringing the couple’s story to light ." 2016 – 79 minutes

Fanny's Journey

NOVEMBER 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Based on a true autobiography by Fanny Ben-Ami, the movie follows thirteen-year old Fanny, as she is forced to flee Nazi- occupied France in 1943, taking her younger sisters on a dangerous journey to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers arrange the children’s departure to Switzerland, and so the journey continues as 11 children achieve the impossible to reach freedom at the Swiss border.  Directed by Lola Doillon. 2017 – 94 minutes-French with English subtitles.

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