Contemporary International Cinema- A Look at Food & Family in Comedies & Dramas
From France to Spain, Israel to the Arctic, everyone needs to eat. Films often look at the way people relate to each other with food. Set in bars, restaurants, nightclubs, farms, family kitchens and workplace dining rooms, Professor Val Franco has curated a selection of international dramas and comedies. International culture, relationships, families, work and life are all explored against the backdrop of these films. All films are either in English or with English subtitles, and are introduced by Professor Franco and followed by a post-screening Q&A.
Professor Valerie Franco: With two decades of experience in Film & Television production in New York and Hollywood, Professor Franco now lectures throughout the US and Europe on Cinema, Gender & Ethnicity in Film, as well as Jewish & Italian cinema.
Sep 22, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12 - 10:30am-1:00pm
April 20, May 11, June 15 - 10:30am-1:30pm
JCC of Mid-Westchester -- $15 per film - Free to Senior Passport Holders
In collaboration with the Scarsdale Adult School
June 15, 2017 - My Old Lady
This 2014 romantic comedy from director Israel Horovitz follows a New Yorker as he goes to Paris to liquidate the apartment of his late father. With a powerhouse cast of Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas, this sometimes serious comedy forces a change in plans when it turns out that his dad ex-girlfriend still lives there with her own daughter. English. Rated PG -13. (1 hr 47 minutes)