For the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (the CJM), February 2013 is the start of a new batch of classic films, to be screened throughout the month of February.
The first is the classic 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, and written by Nora Ephron (who died last year). The film is about two people who meet from time to time, going through some kind of evolution from a platonic male/female relationship, to a romantic one. And yes, it is the film where it has the ever-famous scene of Ryan’s character having a fake orgasm in a deli, in front of the other patrons, as well as one of them saying “I’ll have what she’s having”. The CJM will be screening this film on February 5th, and it is free in conjunction with First Free Tuesdays.
On February 21st, the CJM will be screening the classic 1972 film Cabaret. The film stars Liza Minelli (who won an Academy award for her role), and directed by Bob Fosse. The film is about an American artist who performs during the last days of the German Weimar Republic, singing the song “Cabaret”. The screening is free with museum admission.
Log on to www.thecjm.org for more information.