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March 22, 2012 - Image 44

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-03-22

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Ea Love, Etc.

El 3 Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom

Eg Free Men

Theatres: WB 4/29, Flint 3/29, RO 4/25, AA 4/30

Theatres: WB 4/30, AA 5/1

Theatres: WB 4/30, RO 4/26

USA, 2010, 94 minutes, English

France, 2011, 96 minutes, English

France, 2011, 99 minutes, French with English subtitles

Sponsored by Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah —
Celebrating 100 years
Co-sponsored by Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring

Co-sponsored by Jewish Historical Society of
Michigan, JCC Center Travel, The Active Life,
Mrs. John Haddow

Co-sponsored by Anti-Defamation League -
Michigan Region, Temple Israel, Michigan State
University, Department of Jewish Studies

What makes people fall in love?
This endearing and witty documentary follows the
lives of several New Yorkers in various stages of
relationships. There's a teen romance, newlyweds,
an older couple, a gay man — in short, just about
everything in the world. What makes love linger?
Is love different at different stages in one's life? The
details of each story are unique, but everyone will
be able to identify with these men, women and
teens — and fall in love with Love, Etc.

A true rags-to-riches story! This fitting tribute to one
of the 20th century's most iconic leading men spans
from Curtis's (born Bernard Schwartz) tough and
humble beginnings in the Bronx to his most striking
movie roles.
Through intimate interviews with Tony, as well as
close friends and family, viewers learn more about
the star who shaped trends that both James Dean
and Elvis imitated.

Set in Paris, Free Men is the extraordinary tale of a
handful of Muslims who fought in the Resistance
and helped rescue Jewish refugees from Nazi
Inspired by a true story, Free Men focuses on
Younes, a young Algerian immigrant who joins the
Resistance after he befriends a Jewish singer named
Salim. After he's arrested, he agrees to spy in the
Great Mosque in Paris, whose rector is suspected
of providing false IDs to Jews. Younes begins to
transform from a reckless, selfish figure to a man
with a conscience.

gE Remembrance


Dolphin Boy

Theatres: WB 4/30, AA 5/3

Theatres: WB 4/29, AA 5/1


Following the screening in Royal Oak, please
join us for a discussion with Rabbi Josh Ben-
nett of Temple Israel. Following the screening
at The Berman, please join us for a discussion
with Professor Ken Waltzer from Michigan State


Auf Wiedersehen - 'Til We Meet

Theatres: WB 5/1

Germany, 2011, 105 minutes, English, and German,
Polish and Russian with English subtitles

Sponsored by Elaine & Michael Serling*
Co-sponsored by Jewish Genealogical Society
of Michigan

Remembrance is an incredible true story of love in a

Nazi death camp.
Tomasz is a Polish prisoner who pulls off a daring
escape with his Jewish lover, Hannah. While on the
run, Tomasz rejoins the Polish Resistance and
Hannah hides at his sister-in-law's house. In the
course of the war, they both come to believe that
the other has died.
Some 30 years later, Hannah becomes convinced
that Tomasz is really alive.

Israel, 2011, 72 minutes, Hebrew and Arabic with
English subtitles

Sponsored by Heidi & Jeff Budaj
Co-sponsored by Federation's Alliance for Jewish
Education's Opening the Doors Partnership
Program, Shalom Street

Dolphin Boy is the true story of Morad, a young Arab
who endured a beating so horrific he completely
disconnected with life. However, his father was
determined not to put his son in an institution. An
Israeli doctor suggested treatment with dolphins,
and the family gave up everything for this last
chance - which literally worked a miracle.
But Dolphin Boy is not a documentary with simple
or quick answers. Morad manages to bounce back
to reality and even falls in love — but there comes
a time when he must consider the past and return
to his village.

Winner Jerusalem Film Festival Jury Mention Award
2011 Official Selection Hot Docs Canadian
International Documentary Festival



USA, Austria, United Kingdom, 76 minutes, English

Co-sponsored by C.H.A.I.M. — Children of Holocaust
Survivors, Association in Michigan

While contemplating the effects of 9/11 on her
family, activist and author Linda Mills decides to
return to her mother's home in Vienna to better
understand the aftermath of the Holocaust.
She brings her outspoken mother and her
10-year-old son to share this memorable journey.
But family trips often reveal curious secrets
and haunting truths, as this unforgettable
documentary shows.


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