Cinema Society of the Museum of Tolerance Film Listing


 

PELTZ THEATER AT THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE

Monday, March 4, 2013
On Screen: 7:30 pm


Cinema Chat & Introduction: 15 minutes prior to screening • Discussion: follows screening

Putzel

For some, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and places to explore. For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn’t go beyond his family’s fish store and his community on the upper west side of Manhattan.

In this heartwarming comedy, Walter’s aspirations of taking over his uncle’s smoked fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle.

While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to insure his taking over the business, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter, and after years of being undermined by his family and friends, he finally starts to realize his full potential. With Sally’s help, Walter confronts his fears and proves he is more than a Putzel.

Running Time:  90 minutes • Not Rated

        

 

PELTZ THEATER AT THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE

Monday, March 11, 2013
On Screen: 7:30 pm

Cinema Chat & Introduction: 15 minutes prior to screening • Discussion: follows screening

Nairobi Half Life

Kenyan Oscar® Submission. Audience Winner, 2012 American Film Institute Film Festival

Despite his parents’ wishes, Mwas leaves his small village and embarks on a journey to Kenya’s capital in order to pursue a career in acting. Naïve and filled with hope, he quickly learns why the city is nicknamed “Nairobbery.”

A few innocent mistakes land him in jail, which eventually leads Mwas to connect with a gang. Although he learns how to survive in the dangerous and sprawling urban center, Mwas is torn between his new lifestyle of theft and violence and his dream of becoming an actor.

Rising talent Joseph Wairimu delivers a strong performance as a charming and compelling character that never forsakes his dreams. Emerging from the One Fine Day Film Workshop, a German-Kenyan collaboration, director Tosh Gitonga’s debut feature film is Kenya’s secondever official submission for the Oscar®

PLEASE NOTE: NAIROBI HALF LIFE is in Swahili, Kikuyu and English with English Subtitles. Special thanks to Cinema Society
member Arturo Levin for his contribution to tonight’s presentation. 

Running Time: 97 minutes • Not Rated

        


 



PELTZ THEATER AT THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE

Monday, March 18, 2013
On Screen: 7:30 pm

Cinema Chat & Introduction: 15 minutes prior to screening • Discussion: follows screening

The Loft 


Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

PLEASE NOTE: THE LOFT is in Dutch with English Subtitles   

Running Time: 118 minutes • Not Rated

        

 

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