The Beckerman Jewish Film Collection: Summer Edition

An American Tail

Sunday, July 25 | 6:30 PM

Directed by Don Bluth

1986 | 80 min | Family/Musical


The Beckerman Jewish Film Series presents a FREE summer event! An American Tail is a film about a young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz and his family who emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. During the trip, a fierce storm throws Fievel from the ship, and he loses contact with his family. Luckily, he manages to sail to New York in a bottle. There, Irish mouse Bridget, an Italian mouse named Tony, and a kindly cat named Tiger help Fievel search for his loved ones. Watch Trailer. 


Join us at 6:30 PM to get a spot and snacks. Film will begin at 7 PM.

The Samuel Project

Sunday, August 22 | 7:30 PM

Directed by Marc Fusco

2018 | 92 min | Comedy/Drama



The comedic drama The Samuel Project is about a teenager who gets to know his grandfather Samuel for the first time when he makes him the subject of a senior year animated art project. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, the teen discovers that his grandpa, a Jewish dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy. After hesitating, Samuel agrees to tell his story for the project—a story he hasn’t told in over 75 years. In the end, Eli’s project makes the finals in a countywide art showcase where he unveils his animated ‘Samuel Project’ with the help of his unlikely friend Kasim, an electric guitar-wielding school misfit. And after decades, three generations of Eli’s family finally connect with one another. Watch Trailer.


Join us at 7 PM to get a spot and snacks. Film will begin at 7:30 PM.



Films sponsored by Neubert, Pepe and Monteith P.C. 

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven, Hartford and Fairfield, CT and White Plains, NY. 

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