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Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC

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350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
(303) 316-6360 http://www.maccjcc.org/

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October 2017

Life, Animated

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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$11 - $13

Life, Animated evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for Disney sidekicks gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality. Directed & Produced by Roger Ross Williams Produced by Julie Goldman MPAA Rating: PG The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for…

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Mark T. Sullivan – Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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10$

An Amazon Charts Most Read and Most Sold book, and a USA Today bestseller. Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Sponsored by Dottie & Steve Resnick Pino Lella, a normal Italian teenager, wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. But when his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs,…

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Metropolitan Klezmer

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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18$ - 20$

Metropolitan Klezmer, established in 1994, brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. In-Kind Sponsor: Mizel Museum This collaborative adventure of seven exceptional New York musicians combines the best of downtown, classical and World Music scenes to create inspired neo-traditional interpretations and compositions around a panoply of eclectic Yiddish repertoire: ethereal trance, rollicking dance, imaginatively-arranged Yiddish swing and tango, plus genre-expanding originals such as klezmer cumbia. The ensemble also explores such lesser-known gems as Soviet Yiddish…

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One Community, Many Stories

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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12$ - 15$

In our fractured political climate, all we can do is try to put the shattered pieces back together to repair our world (“tikkun olam”). This communal event brings our personal narratives together to unite our community as one! Presented by theatre dybbuk Interactive Story Experience: 1:00 – 1:30 pm Performed Reading: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 pm A light kosher meal will be available for purchase A free film ticket will be offered to participants for the optional interim movie screening…

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Heather Booth: Changing the World

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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11$ - 13$

Chronicling the life of Heather Booth, a lifelong progressive organizer, the film follows her journey from civil rights activist in the 60s to her founding of the Midwest Academy, a training institute for progressive community organizers.  Free for One Community, Many Stories participants Sponsored by Morse Family Foundation 2016/USA/English/61 minutes  From a politically conscious college student who began her career in 1964 registering voters in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement, Heather became the go-to strategist for…

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Steal a Pencil For Me

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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11$ - 13$

Steal a Pencil For Me is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable suffering. Directed by Michèle Ohayon 2007/USA /English, Dutch with English subtitles/94 minutes No MPAA Rating In-Kind Sponsor: Opera Colorado 1943: Holland is under Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a birthday party - a 20-year-old beauty from a wealthy family who instantly steals…

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November 2017

Naomi Levy – Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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8$ - 10$

“A human being is part of the whole called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” –Albert Einstein Sponsored by Harold Cohen in memory of Leah Cohen, founder of the Book Festival When Rabbi Naomi Levy read this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words captured what she believed about the human condition: that we are…

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Morris Dees

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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18$ - 75$

When it comes to civil rights and social justice, Morris Dees has walked the walk. The renowned activist and lawyer talks the talk at this year’s JAAMM Fest! With Justice for All in a Changing America Sponsored by Gay & Barry Curtiss-Lusher, Barbara & Lee Mellman Davis, Elisa & Gary Moran Kleiman, and Melinda Quiat Community Sponsor: Anti-Defamation League Activist and civil rights speaker Morris Dees discusses how our commitment to justice for all will chart our nation's future as…

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Tararam

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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30$ - 36$

Israeli Stomp-style drum and dance sensation! Tararam is a creative ensemble of performing artists who produce extraordinary sounds from ordinary objects. A blend of rhythm, music, movement, and wit, interwoven with choreographed body drumming, amusing sounds, and theatrical antics. Tararam uses industrial tools, suspended drums, percussion, and the most basic instrument of all: their bodies. The group more than lives up to its name, which in Hebrew means “hubbub” or “commotion,” as it assaults your senses and awakens your natural impulse…

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Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

November 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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18$ - 20$

The sold-out hit of the 29th annual Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell's Convergence combines one hundred years of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and African American music directly at historic, melodic and textual crossroads, creating a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption.  Accompanied by Dr. Alan Mason, piano Ten years after making his professional operatic debut, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell is now a vocalist, composer, and arranger specializing in Yiddish song, chazones and Chasidic nigunim. His work in Jewish music has…

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Leslie Bennetts – Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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8$ - 10$

A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever: Joan Rivers. Sponsored by Terry & Art Heller Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian. She was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her…

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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11$ - 13$

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work exposes the private dramas of irreverent, legendary comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers as she fights tooth and nail to keep her American dream alive. A Film by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg 2010/USA /English/84 minutes MPAA Rating: R A unique look inside America’s obsession with fame and celebrity, Joan’s story is both an outrageously funny journey and a brutally honest look at the ruthless entertainment industry, the trappings of success, and the ultimate…

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Bruce Henderson – Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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8$ - 10$

The little-known story of nearly 2,000 German-born American Jews who enlisted in the Army and were sent overseas as a special unit interrogating German POWs - a group of soldiers known as the "Ritchie Boys.” This event is free for veterans. Henderson tells how these recently-arrived immigrants, once Hitler declared war on the United States, enlisted in the Army and were selected to train in special interrogation techniques. Because of their knowledge of German, the expectation was that they would…

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Leonard Maltin

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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20$ - 75$

The man, the myth, the legend Leonard Maltin himself helms our Jews in Hollywood programming. How the Jews Invented Hollywood – and Shaped the American Dream In this fascinating keynote speech, Leonard Maltin draws on his vast knowledge of movie history to share the story of how immigrant Jews became movie moguls who sold WASP America an idealized, non-ethnic image of itself. Leonard Maltin is one of the world’s most respected film critics and historians. He is best known for…

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Alan Zweibel – For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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8$ - 10$

A parody of the Passover Haggadah - humorous explanations of the rituals, satirical stories of slavery and the exodus, funny anecdotes, and ridiculous questions for discussions. An original Saturday Night Live writer whom the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture”, Alan Zweibel has won numerous Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television, which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (which he co-created), Late Show with David Letterman, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He collaborated with…

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Beau Jest

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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30$ - 36$

A light, sweet romantic comedy. By James Sherman Directed by Michael Grittner Presented by Cherry Creek Theatre After disapproving of her last relationship, Sarah Goldman’s conservative Jewish parents are anxious to meet her new beau, Dr. David Steinberg. The only problem is that Dr. Steinberg is completely fictitious, and Sarah never actually broke up with her WASP boyfriend Chris Cringle. Before the Goldmans come for dinner, Sarah hides Chris and hires male escort and aspiring actor Bob Schroeder to play…

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Wonderbound Dance Company with Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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30$ - 36$

“Ties that Bind” The evening will feature excerpts from Unbound Baroque, and the celebrated work, "Memories and Well-Grounded Hopes", performed live by the fabulous Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. A high octane, humorous and poetically athletic extravaganza. Sponsored by Lisa & Lynn Taussig Photo credit to Amanda Tipton The philosophy of Wonderbound centers around three fundamental values - community, collaboration, and creation. Under the artistic direction of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay, a radiant energy has grown around the…

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Tamir Hendelman Trio

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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18$ - 20$

Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman plays alongside upright bassist Alex Frank and jazz drummer Dean Koba. Together, the trio explores jazz standards, Brazilian music, blues, and Tamir's Israeli roots. Sponsored by Gabriela & Peter Gottlieb Yamaha CFX Concert Grand graciously provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York, in association with Classic Pianos of Denver Two 45-Minute Sets with Intermission Tamir Hendelman is a phenomenon – blistering technique, quick wit as an improviser, and profoundly refined pianism. Born in Tel Aviv,…

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Mr. Gaga

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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11$ - 13$

Stay for a Q&A after the screening led by the film’s producer, Barak Heymann, who joins us all the way from Israel! Directed by Tomer Heymann Produced by Barak Heymann 2015/Israel, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands /Hebrew, English with English subtitles/100 minutes No MPAA Rating In-Kind Sponsor: Wonderbound Dance Company Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the internationally renowned Batsheva Dance Company from Israel, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point…

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Ron Suskind

November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246 United States
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18$ - 75$

This year’s Denver Jewish Community Read book is Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind Life, Animated: A Tale of Autism & Hidden Potential Community Parter: Firefly Autism “This is the book that readers who have no one in their lives affected by autism and who would otherwise never it pick up should definitely read. Eyes will tear. Hearts will cheer. In these pages, Owen is every reader’s son.” –USA Today…

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