• CASABLANCA
    Jun 01, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Lafayette Library, Don Tatzin Com. Hall, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    In-person screening of the 1942 award-winning masterpiece
  • DECONSTRUCTING "CASABLANCA"
    Jun 07, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    With film enthusiast and historian Lynne Thorner
  • BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING
    Jun 08, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Lafayette Library, Don Tatzin Com. Hall, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    In-person screening of Otto Preminger's 1965 film-noir
  • ERIK PREMINGER ON PREMINGER
    Jun 12, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Erik Preminger on his father Otto Preminger's legacy and the film "Bunny Lake Is Missing"
  • SUNSET BOULEVARD
    Jun 13, 12:00 AM PDT – Jun 15, 11:59 PM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Enjoy the legendary drama streaming for three days and don't miss Lynne Thorner's "deconstruction" on June 14!
  • DECONSTRUCTING "SUNSET BOULEVARD"
    Jun 14, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Film enthusiast and historian Lynne Thorner will join us for an in depth analysis on Billy Wilder's 1950 masterpiece.

FROM EUROPE WITH FILM
Three European Directors Who Made It Big in Hollywood

Many of the movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age were directed, produced and or written by immigrants to America. From June 1 through June 15, the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival in partnership with the CCJCC and Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation will present three films by noted European émigrés: Casablanca, Bunny Lake is Missing and Sunset Boulevard, as well as film experts who will analyze these movies. 

“It’s important for the public to remember that many of Hollywood’s greatest films were brought to us by newcomers to our shores,” explains Riva Gambert, East Bay International Jewish Film Festival Director. “For this present series, we’re looking at films by Michael Curtiz, Otto Preminger and Billy Wilder. Both Casablanca (Curtiz) and Sunset Boulevard (Wilder) are considered among the top 100 American films of the 20th century. Preminger, who is especially known for Exodus starring Paul Newman and Anatomy of a Murder, which is considered one of the best courtroom dramas ever made, also directed Bunny Lake is Missing, a film noir thriller starring Laurence Olivier, Keir Dullea and Carol Lynley.”

The series will be a hybrid event, featuring in-person screenings at the Lafayette Library, as well as one virtual film showing and three online lectures. Below are the upcoming programs of this series.