The Film Society: "The Hustler"
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.
Stream The Hustler on Amazon Prime in advance and then join us for an in-depth discussion with Jim Ruxin and Rabbi Susan Nanus. Paul Newman plays an up and coming pool shark ready to challenge the master (Jackie Gleason). But the newcomer is no match for the promoter (George C. Scott), who destroys his girlfriend (Piper Laurie). By losing the game, he learns to live a better life.