Explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films when you become a Film Club Member. La Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the SOPAC Loft. La Cinémathèque screenings are curated and hosted by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.

Please note: Film Club Memberships are available for sale in advance of a series and through the second film screening of a series as the discussions around each film build upon prior events.

Memberships can be purchased through the “In the Loft” calendar section of the SOPAC website (SOPACNow.org) or by calling the SOPAC Box Office at (973) 313-2787.

Renowned Israeli Filmmaker Series

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Israel’s history is long, complicated, and often controversial. Frequently populating our news media are the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, terrorism, philosophy, and religion. But, what do we really know of the country and its people? The Film Club’s Israeli Film Series presents a chronological approach to the history of Israel and Israeli cinema over the last thirty years. The series showcases films from five of the most important Israeli directors. Through the cinematic language of the filmmakers, members will get to know a very complex culture, one that is often at the center of world peace.

Membership for all five films: $75
Films screen once a month on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the SOPAC Loft.

Sept. 25: Cup Final (1991) dir. Eran Riklis

Oct. 16: Time of Favor (2000) dir. Joseph Cedar

Nov. 20: OR (My Treasure) (2004) dir. Karen Yedaya

Dec. 18: Waltz with Bashir (2008)  dir. Ari Folman

Jan. 22: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014) dir. Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz