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The Spiel about Spielberg

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, January 20, 2022 18 Sh'vat 5782

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMZoom

2. Thursday, January 27, 2022 25 Sh'vat 5782

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMTemple Israel and Zoom

3. Monday, January 31, 2022 29 Sh'vat 5782

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMTemple Israel and Zoom
Past Sessions
Thursday, January 13, 2022 11 Sh'vat 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Zoom

January 13, 20, 27 and the 31st at 7pm 

RSVP to Join in person or via ZOOM

*Please note the sessions on January 13 and 20 have been moved to Zoom.

 

Steven Spielberg. The name is impossible to avoid whether you’re an avid cinephile or just a casual movie fan.

He has had a bigger impact on movie culture and the practice of filmmaking than any single person in the history of the medium and yet his journey to maturity can be seen as a reckoning with his own uniquely Jewish identity.

Is he an artist or merely a prodigious entertainer? Watch and discuss key scenes from the master director’s diverse filmography, gain a
deeper understanding of the filmmaking process and glean useful insights about how to tell more compelling stories in virtually every genre
by looking at his singular approach to lighting, composition, camera movement, editing and directing actors in four key works that illustrate his evolution from wunderkind showman and inventor of the modern blockbuster to popular artist, now willing to examine his own experiences more nakedly.

Join Cantor Neil Michaels and visiting filmmaker, Joe Frankel, to watch and discuss the work of Steven Spielberg.


While not required, it is highly encouraged to watch the films before the program. Please see below suggested options on where to watch.
(Note, the films are not limited to these viewing platforms.)

 

January 13: Close Encounters of the Third Kind *THIS SESSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO ZOOM*

  • Hulu (with premium subscription)
  • Amazon Prime Video (with premium subscription)
  • YouTube for rent, $3.99
  • AppleTV for rent, $3.99

 

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark *THIS SESSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO ZOOM*

  • Paramount (with subscription)
  • Amazon Prime Video (with premium subscription)
  • YouTube for rent, $2.99
  • AppleTV for rent, $3.99

 

Empire of the Sun

 

Schindler’s List

  • Hulu (with premium subscription)
  • Amazon Prime Video (with premium subscription)
  • Showtime
  • AppleTV for rent, $3.99

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Please click here to email Ellie with any questions or if you would like to change platforms.
Zoom only for the January 13 session
Zoom only for the January 20 session.
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Wed, January 19 2022 17 Sh'vat 5782