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Something Sweet
Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Frontenac, MO
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Something Sweet
This romantic tale of inopportune love between Tamar, a beautiful pastry baker, the oldest of three daughters
in a Jewish-Moroccan family, and her youngest sister's fiancé, Alon, is set against the backdrop of a small
agricultural village in northern Israel. On the day of the middle daughter's wedding, Alon faces his relationship
with Tamar and is reacquainted with his alienated father.
Tuesday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.
MARY AND MAX
St. Louis Premiere
Australia, 2009
English
Director: Adam Elliot
80 min.
Pleasingly demented and darkly comic, this decidedly adult claymation fable chronicles the improbable pen
pal relationship between an unloved 8-year old Australian girl and a middle-aged, morbidly obese Jewish
New Yorker with Asperger's syndrome. Their correspondence, over 25 years, covers every taboo topic from
sex to religion while surviving illness and loneliness. The characters are brought to life by the voices of Philip
Seymour Hoffman, Toni Colette and Eric Bana.
Introduction by Cliff Froehlich, Executive Director - Cinema St. Louis.
Tuesday, June 15, 8:00 p.m.
LOST ISLANDS
St. Louis Premiere
Israel, 2008
Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Reshef Levy
103 min.
A crowd-pleasing film about a working class family dealing with complex interpersonal dynamics, marital
fidelity, sibling rivalry, teen angst and generational loyalty, the story is set against the 1980s Middle East
hostilities. Five brothers are lovingly raised by devoted parents who put family loyalty above all. Things start to
fall apart when a shocking family secret is unwittingly revealed. Israel's biggest box office hit of 2008.
Post film discussion with Dr. Sylvia Ginsparg, Psychoanalyst.
Wednesday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.
YOO HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG
USA, 2009
English
Documentary
Director: Aviva Kempner
92 min.
This is the fascinating story of Molly Berg, née Tillie Edelstein, "the Oprah of her day," a pioneering radio and
TV writer (12,000 scripts), advertiser, producer and actress. A socially prominent woman, she created the
character of Molly Goldberg, in America's first sitcom, daring to combine comedy and social commentary,
embodied in a loveable, middle class Jewish mother whose Yiddish inflexions were acquired for her role. Berg
was a tireless fighter for the black-listed artists forced from her show during the McCarthy era. Even if you
never saw her show, The Goldbergs, you will find this film a treasure.
Introduction by Leisa Zigman, KSDK Investigative Reporter & News Anchor .
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Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema
210 Plaza Frontenac
Frontenac, MO 63131
United States


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Film

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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