The Film Society: Secrets & Lifes

Streaming on HBO Max. A black woman introduces herself to her white birth mother. Disbelief, confusion, acceptance and understanding follow after some disruption by her family. Director Mike Leigh's naturalism is at its best. Join the discussion with Jim Ruxin.

Jim Ruxin, a longtime University Synagogue member and Adjunct Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts, will curate the films and host our in-depth discussions. The Film Society will present a wide variety of meaningful domestic and International films about Jewish subjects and Jewish values.

Watch these important, thought-provoking films in advance and join us for an in-depth discussion with Jim Ruxin and Rabbi Susan Nanus.




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