The Week Ahead May 14-21: Try to resist the King of Cool


Back by popular demand! Being Jewish in France examines the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis, the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII. Director Yves Jeuland masterfully brings together an extraordinary constellation of French-Jewish voices and experiences. May 13-19

The King of Cool. Steve McQueen reigns the Film Society starting next Tuesday with a set of smoldering classics. If you’ve never seen the original Thomas Crown Affair, you ain’t seen nothing yet, people. But don’t miss the lesser-known gems: Nevada Smith allows the Western gunslinger in McQueen out in full force, and The Cincinnati Kid is, according to Time Out New York, the “best movie about poker ever made.”

If your latest game left you all cleaned out, biking is free. It’s Bike Month, and we’re celebrating it at the Film Society in a big way: enjoy two totally FREE events on sustainable transportation tonight and next Tuesday. And don’t forget to check out Bike Flick Picks from the Film Society’s resident cycle commuters.

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