Film series packs the house

The inaugural screening of the film series “What Would You Do? Ethical Dilemmas in Great Films” was a tremendous success. The film series is a collaborative effort of Temple Beth Sholom and Best Video. Best Video owner Hank Paper and Temple Beth Sholom Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic will take turns introducing films and leading the post-film discussions. The first film in the series—which started Monday, Nov. 5—was BRIGHAM CITY and the house was packed.

Hank Paper introduced the film—a mystery/thriller set in a tight-knit Mormon community—and led the post-film discussion. The post-film discussion was optional but almost nobody left. It was a lively give-and-take affair in which Paper addressed not just the ethical issues raised by the drama but also the literary devices used by the filmmaker.

The next title in the series is NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN, which will be screened on Mon., Dec. 17. The discussion will be led by Rabbi Scolnic.

If the response to Brigham City is any indication, then reservations are an absolute necessity. The series is free for members of Temple Beth Sholom. For everyone else, the cost is $5 per movie or $25 for the series.

The remaining films:

Mon., Dec. 17: NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN

Mon., Jan. 14: STATE OF THE UNION

Mon., Feb. 11: GONE BABY GONE

Mon., Mar. 11: FAIL-SAFE

Mon., Apr. 22: WALK ON WATER