Wednesday Night at the Movies

Do you love watching quality movies? Do you find it hard, sometimes even expensive, to get your hands on an English-language movie in Israel? Well look no further.

AACI is pleased to announce a new, monthly cinema club meeting at the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center in Talpiot.

Gary Levine, a long-time movie buff and AACI Member, is interested in bringing the glamour of Hollywood to Jerusalem. This is not just about the latest blockbuster with big explosions and scantily-clad women; this is about viewing movies that have entertained us while they have impacted society and culture, either through their content, cinematic technique, or historical context.
The first film Gary has selected is the classic black & white film It Happened One Night (1934), starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Directed by Frank Capra, It Happened One Night won 5 Oscars, including “Best Picture,” and is often featured on many “Top 100” lists of the best movies of the 20th Century.

“Spoiled heiress Ellen “Ellie” Andrews (Claudette Colbert) marries fortune-hunter “King” Westley (Jameson Thomas) against the wishes of her extremely wealthy father (Walter Connolly). He retrieves his daughter before the marriage can be consummated, but then she runs away. Boarding a bus to New York City, to reunite with her new spouse, she meets fellow bus passenger Peter Warne (Clark Gable), an out-of-work newspaper reporter. He recognizes her and gives her a choice: if she will give him an exclusive on her story he will help her reunite with Westley. If not he will tell her father where she is and collect the reward her Father has offered for her safe return. Ellie agrees to the first choice.. ” (Courtesy

And watch for upcoming selections, in future months:
Wednesday, February 16 – My Man, Godfrey (1936)
Wednesday, March 23 – What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
So and come enjoy a Hollywood movie classic on the big screen at AACI Jerusalem! See you at the movies…
“It Happened One Night” film screening
Wednesday, January 19 at 7:30pm
Host: Gary Levine
Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
37 Pierre Koenig/2 Poalei Tzedek, Talpiot
Pre-registration suggested: 02-566-1181
Suggested Donation: AACI members NIS 20/non-members NIS 25
(contributed by Katie, guest blogger)

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