Keeping It Reel

Get your popcorn ready to discuss these Amazon Prime and Netflix movies with Rabbi Newburge on Zoom twice a month!
Get your popcorn ready to discuss these movies on Zoom with Rabbi Geri Newburge!
July 11 at 8:00 pm
Saved (Amazon Prime)
Mary is a devout girl at a Christian high school, dating Dean. But her perfect world begins to fall apart when Dean reveals that he’s gay. She receives a vision from Jesus and tries everything she can to help Dean, including offering her virginity. Unfortunately, Dean is sent to a treatment center to “cure” him, and Mary discovers she’s pregnant. When her friends turn on her, she finds solace with school misfits Roland and Cassandra.
July 18 at 8:00 pm
Royal Wedding (Amazon Prime)
American sibling song-and-dance team Tom and Ellen Bowen are in London in 1947, when all of England is in a tizzy over the impending nuptials of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Ellen falls head over heels for the dashing Lord John Brindale, and Tom becomes equally smitten with the elegant Anne Ashmond. The film features one of Astaire’s most legendary dance performances, dancing across the ceiling of a hotel room.
August 8 at 8:00 pm
A League of Their Own (Amazon Prime)
As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan on their way to fame.
August 15 at 8:00 pm
My Father’s Violin (Netflix)
A cute kid left all alone after the death of her street musician father finds a way to melt the heart of her arrogant and estranged uncle, a world-class violinist who thought he’d never have time for a child. Their shared grief and musical connection builds a bond neither expected after the death or her father and his brother.
This 2022 Turkish drama, with English subtitles, is about forgiveness and the importance of family.