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FILM
Sunday, June 3, 2:45 P.M.
In Darkness
(2011, 114 min.)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

A 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film, In Darkness tells the story of Leopold Socha and the group of Jews he sheltered from the Nazis in the sewers of Lvov.

Post screening discussion with screenwriter David Shamoon and Krystyna Chiger Keren, the last living member of the group dramatized in the film.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

BOOK PROGRAM
Sunday, June 10, 2:30 P.M.
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition
(NYU Press, 2012)

Author Marni Davis, Georgia State University, in conversation with Gabriel Sanders

Davis explores the anti-Semitic undercurrents in the temperance movement, and how Jews and prohibitionists had opposing views about the morality of alcohol production, distribution, and consumption.

$10, $5 members

Post-discussion tasting provided by Hudson Whiskey

   

WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT
Monday, June 11, 7 P.M.
Music for the Tempest-Tost: A Tribute to Emma Lazarus

Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra with soloist Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime) and actress Myra Lucretia Taylor

The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra performs the world premiere of music director Gary S. Fagin's "Cantata for Huddled Masses," an original setting of Lazarus' "The New Colossus" for orchestra and soprano. The program includes a selection of pieces that influenced Lazarus or were inspired by her writing, from Schumann's "Waldszenen" to Copland's "Letter from Home."

$18, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

Presented in conjunction with Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles. Tour the exhibition at 6 P.M. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 646.437.4202.

The KCO is grateful to the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts for its generous support of the world premiere of "Cantata for Huddled Masses."

   

FATHER'S DAY PROGRAM
Sunday, June 17, 2:30 P.M.

From the Sidelines

Longtime New York Times sportwriters Robert Lipsyte, Ira Berkow, and Gerald Eskenazi

A panel of Jewish sportswriters explores the American-Jewish love affair with sports.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Looking for something for Dad? With purchase of a program ticket, get the acclaimed documentary Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story on DVD for the special price of $26 including tax (regular price: $30). Ticket price with purchase of DVD is $36, $33 students/seniors, $31 members. Call 646.437.4202 or visit mjhnyc.org for details. Offer ends June 13.


 

FREE SUMMER FILMS

Mel Brooks on Film: The Spoof is in the Pudding
Free Films Every Wednesday Night* June 27 – August 8
*except July 4

Come downtown and join us for a collection of iconic films by or starring Mel Brooks.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 P.M.

Blazing Saddles
(1974, 93 min.)

Series introduction by film critic Leonard Quart
Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, and Slim Pickens

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

All films are free with suggested donation.

Tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 3 P.M. on the day of each screening. To reserve tickets in advance and guarantee a seat, there is a minimum donation of $5 per ticket. Reserve below or call the box office at 646.437.4202.



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