Winter Film Series 2019

Thu, January 17 2019, 12:00 PM - Thu, March 21 2019, 12:00 PM [CST]

60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, Illinois, 60062, United States


1. Select Seats

2. Review and Proceed

January 17 - To Be or Not to Be Partial Approval -$10.00

To Be or Not to Be (1983) is a remake of the 1942 film of the same name. Set in Warsaw, Poland, before the 1939 Nazi invasion, the well-known stars of a Warsaw theater company are preparing a play that satirizes the Nazis. Just prior, the company is performing Shakespeare's Hamlet. Handsome young pilot Lt. Sobinski gives Maria flowers and she tells him to come to her dressing room when the "To be or not to be" speech begins, as her husband will be delivering the monologue. The results, with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, are “smashingly funny” (V. Canby, the New York Times).

February 21 - History of the World, Part I Partial Approval - $10.00

History of the World, Part I (1981) is an anthology comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Brooks also stars in the film, playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, Tomás de Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques, le garçon de pisse. The film is a parody of the historical spectacular film genre, with the four main segments consist of stories set during the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution. Other skits include the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Last Supper. The cast also features Sid Caesar, Shecky Greene, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, and Madeline Kahn, among many others.

March 21 - Blazing Saddles Partial Approval -$10.00

Blazing Saddles (1974) is a satirical Western film directed by Mel Brooks that was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs list. Brooks appears in three roles: Governor Petomane, a Yiddish-speaking Indian chief, and “a director” in line to help invade Rock Ridge (a nod to Hitchcock). The film satirizes the racism obscured by myth-making Hollywood accounts of the American West, with the hero being a black sheriff in an all-white town. A true American comedic classic.

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Thu, January 17 2019, 12:00 PM - Thu, March 21 2019, 12:00 PM [CST]

About the Event

What better way to spend the cold winter months than joining Hadassah Chicago-North Shore for three enjoyable films showing in January, February, and March.  We start on January 17th with To Be or Not to Be.  Followed up with History of the World, Part 1 on February 21st.  And concluding with Blazing Saddles on March 21st.  All films start at 12pm.  Dessert and beverages provided.

$10 donation per session 

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Call 847.205.1900 with any questions.


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Hadassah Chicago-North Shore represents more than 11,000 area women, with 22 different groups all over the Chicagoland area. Echoing our national initiatives, we are committed to innovative, life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world. From the professional woman who is seeking a connection to the Jewish community, to young singles, to the new mother looking to expand her social circle and make a difference in the world, or the retiree who wants to spend her time on meaningful activities, Hadassah Chicago-North Shore offers something for everyone!