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What is the West Valley Jewish Film Society?

 

Welcome to the West Valley Jewish Film Society, part of A Place For Films!

 

We watch great movies from around the world to learn more about Jews and Judaism, history, culture, values, meaning, and just to laugh.

 

Our goal is whether you've seen these films before or are watching them for the first time, you'll enjoy a richer experience when you exchange impressions and ideas they generate, and occasionally, learn more about them from the filmmakers and other guest speakers.


 

February Selection: "Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies, and the American Dream"

Directed by Simcha Jacobovici & Stuart Samuels

 

Film Discussion will be February 15th, 7:00 PM on Zoom.

(RSVP Here)

 

Rental information:

 

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RENT

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BUY

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RENT

$1.99 SD

BUY

$4.99 SD

 

 

Based on Neal Gabler's best-selling book "An Empire of Their Own", this documentary tells the story of the Jewish men who founded Hollywood. Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount; Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal; the Warner brothers, Harry & Jack; Louis B. Mayer, founder of MGM; William Fox of 20th Century Fox; and Harry Cohn, hear of Columbia. All were immigrants, or children of immigrants, who wanted to reinvent themselves as Americans. In the process, they reinvented America.

First hand accounts of the movie moguls' lives are told through a series of original interviews with their children and grandchildren, and with comments by film historians, critics, actors and producers.

 

 

Archived Films

Don't miss out on viewing any of the Jewish movies and documentaries that were featured in previous months with WVJSF!

 

♦ January 2023 - American Birthright (2021)
♦ February 2023 - Shalom Bollywood (2017)
♦ March 2023 - The Yankles (2009)
♦ April 2023 - Hitler's Children (2011)
♦ May 2023 - The Museum (2017)
♦ October 2023 - Daniel Deronda (2002)

 

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER "A PLACE FOR FILMS" GROUP, CINEMA JOURNEY AND THEIR  SCHEDULED FILMS

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