The Beth Ami Colorado Congregation for Humanist Judaism is launching a film club that will focus on provocative films that have a connection to Jewish and/or humanist values. When the pandemic is behind us, we may be able to watch the movies together, but for now we’ll watch the movies alone and then we’ll get together to chat. The films will be available online, for free or for a nominal rental fee.
Our first film is “Gentleman’s Agreement”, a 1947 film that explores anti-Semitism in American society. The protagonist is a journalist who takes it upon himself to report on anti-Semitism and, in order to gain an empathetic perspective, poses as a Jew. Directed by Elia Kazan and written by Laura Z. Hobson and Moss Hart, the film stars Gregory Peck, John Garfield (born Jacob Julius Garfinkle), Dorothy McGuire and other well-known stars of the era. This photo won the Oscar for best film of the year.
Interested? So do this:
- Rent the movie online (for $3.99) and watch it before February 26:
Amazon Premier (now Amazon offers a “Watch Party” option) iTunes/Apple Vudu
- Register via To meet so that you have the link you will need to join us.
- So join us on Saturday, February 26 (6:00-7:30 p.m.) for a brief Havdallah service, followed by a discussion.