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Film and Discussion
The film for our July Meetup is, "1945," showing at the Reading Town Square Cinema. This fictional story expresses the tension in a Hungarian town post- Holocaust when two quiet Jews return to the village while the residents are preparing for a wedding. The film explores the guilt, fear, and suspicion of the townspeople as they sense a reckoning for their past behavior. It is shot entirely in black and white with subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and the film starts at 1:00. We should have a vibrant discussion after the movie at Arely French Bakery and Cafe, 4961 Clairemont Drive, next to T.J. Maxx. They have a varied menu of salads, pastries, and entrees, and we'll have an area set aside for our group. (The movie we were considering for this month, "Woman Walks Ahead," with Jessica Chastain, is now streaming on Amazon.:)

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive · San Diego, CA

Respond by: 7/22/2018
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Why JewFFFrs?

We want to nosh and shmooze with like-minded Jews. We're interested in meeting secular, cultural Jews who enjoy a good meal, a good story, and great conversation with good company. That's why we're doing monthly events we're calling Diaspora Dining and Movie Club.

Diaspora Dining is attending San Diego area restaurants to get the character, history, and flavor of countries where Jews have lived. Each month we pick a different restaurant and one person gives a brief overview of the history and life experience of Jews in that country. It's a delicious and fun way to feel connected with our Mishpocha (cultural family).

We're also looking for humanistic Jews who enjoy viewing films that make a statement that upholds human dignity. The topics can be focused narrowly on Jewish culture or broadly on humanistic values of happiness, equality, and social justice. Movies attended are in public theaters or private homes. The best part is the stimulating discussion among members that inevitably follows the film.

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