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The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series (2015)
Presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.
At the Putnam Museum, 1717 W.12th St. Davenport.
Admission: Adults - $7; Seniors (60+) & Military - $6; Students - Free. All films have won multiple awards and all have adult content. For tickets call (563) 324-1054 or go to www.putnam.org.
Sunday, September 20, 4:00 pm
After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a
quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of
a mysterious German prowling the shores of
a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding
and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of
emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr.
Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.
98 minutes— Spanish/Yiddish with English Subtitles— Comedy/Drama (2014)
Sunday, September 27, 4:00 pm
In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only
rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this
dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in
the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been
applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not
agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her
freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape
a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.
115 minutes -- Hebrew/French/Arabic with English subtitles -- Drama (2014)
Sunday, October 4, 4:00 pm
A zany, dark, & comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of
young, female Israeli soldiers. The Human Resources Office at a remote
desert base serves as the setting for this cast of
characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer
games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian
life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of
commitment - to friendship, love, and country - are handled with humor
and sharp-edged wit.
97 minutes -- Hebrew with English subtitles — Comedy/Drama (2014)
Sunday, October 11, 4:00 pm
When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he is Jewish and
supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to
save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
108 minutes —French with English Subtitles —Drama (2014)
Film Series Sponsors:
Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc.
Harris Memorial Endowment Fund
and Ida Fox-Rich
& Irene Goldstein Memorial Endowment Fund
Quad City Bank and Trust
WQPT-Quad Cities PBS
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
Jewish Happenings in the
In addition to JFQC, all of our
places of worship feature ongoing
programs celebrating culture, education and community. To learn more,
Congregation Beth Israel at
2715 30th Street, Rock Island, IL
1115 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport, IA
Chabad Lubovitch of the Quad Cities
2220 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA