Join us for Bagels, Coffee, & Films at CBI. This year, member Chaim Bronstein has organized a film series featuring Mexican Jewish movies. Join us for bagels, coffee, and movies projected on a big screen (a really big one — a whole wall in our darkened, comfortable classroom) and then conversation! Each film will begin at 11:11 on a Sunday morning, giving you time to show up, get your coffee and bagel, and schmooze a little before the movie begins.
June 2, 2013, 11:11am
Nora’s Will is a tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexico’s most talented filmmakers. When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Luján) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora’s plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast, leading José to reexamine their relationship and rediscover their undying love for each other. Join us for bagels, coffee, the movie (on a big screen!) and discussion.
In CBI’s continuing summer festival of Jewish-Mexican movies, we’re showing this story set in the 1960s in Mexico City, where the daughter of Ladino-speaking Turkish immigrants wants to be an artist, not a bride. Meanwhile, her friend (of Ashkenazic descent) shocks her parents by dating a Gentile boy who is active in liberal political circles! Join us for bagels, coffee, the movie (on a big screen!) and discussion.
August 4, 2013, 11:11am
My Mexican Shivah
The third and final film in CBI’s continuing summer festival of Jewish-Mexican movies, My Mexican Shivah tells the story of a man named Moishe who commits suicide. After Moishe’s death, family and friends sit Shiva in Mexico City. During seven days, secrets will be disclosed. Join us for bagels, coffee, the movie (on a big screen!) and conversation.