Menorah Film Club

Menorah Film Club

Bringing Jewish Film to Manchester…

Our aim is to bring you the best of films, with a Jewish/Israeli link or theme, from around the world.

All showings are on Tuesdays and begin at 7.45 pm.  Enquiries to

Guests can be admitted to each show for £5.00, subject to availability.

Click here to purchase your membership now for the 2017-18 season..!

Download 2017-18 Programme Text as pdf (180 kB)



Film Club May: Everything is Illuminated
2005/USA – Comedy/Drama, Dir: Liev Schreiber, 96 mins A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer decides to go to the Ukraine to find out more about his grandfather’s life. Guided by Alex, a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the Ukrainian heartland, seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr Jr.
Film Club June: Berlin ’36
2009/Germany – Drama, Dir: Kaspar Heidelbach, 90 mins In the days leading up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the fate of promising high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balance while it is decided whether a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team. The Americans and the International Olympic Committee demand that Jewish athletes are not to be excluded from the event, putting the Nazi Olympic Committee in great difficulty. A victory by a Jewish athlete would seriously humiliate the Nazi party. Only a few days before the Games Gretel is finally replaced by Marie, the second best athlete with whom a new friendship has just formed during training. But Marie has a secret.
Film Club July: Garden of the Finzi-Continis
1970/Italy – Drama, Dir: Vittorio De Sica, 95 mins This classic Italian drama set in the late 1930s is based on the book of the same name by Giorgio Bassani. It focuses on the fate of the intellectual Finzi-Contini family, wealthy Jewish aristocrats who live on an idyllic estate in Ferrara. Siblings Alberto and Micol regularly hold parties with their friends, largely sheltered from the growing anti-Semitism in their country. When the Fascist movement becomes stronger, however, it affects everyone in the orbit of the family forcing them to open the gates of their walled-off dreamworld.


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