Event details

Followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum and Linda Marric. Chaired by Stephen Brown.

Attending this event

Linda Marric

Linda Marric is a film critic and writer for The Jewish Chronicle. She has written extensively about film and TV over the last decade for publications such as Empire magazine, The Sun, The London Economic and a number of other online publications. After graduating with a degree in Film Studies from King’s College London, she worked in post-production on a number of small film projects and has since concentrated her efforts on writing about film and has interviewed numerous filmmakers and actors throughout the years.

Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum

Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies, Raphael is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows programme at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel and has an MA in Adult Education at the Institute of Education in London, along with a PhD in Theoretical Physics. A leading Jewish educator in the UK he was the first Head of Faculty of the Florence Melton Adult Mini School UK. In 2008 he was ranked 26th in the Jewish Chronicle Power100 list of the most influential people in UK Jewry.

Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown has worked in the film and TV industry for over 30 years. Starting as an assistant director in Paris, directing began after a postgrad diploma in Film at Goldsmiths. His feature film adaptation of John Banville’s novel, The Sea, starring Ciaran Hinds and Charlotte Rampling was released in 2014. He associate-produced Canvey – The Promised Island for BBC1. He’s now taking a masters at Birkbeck in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy.

Films screening at this event

A Serious Man

Director
Joel & Ethan Coen
Cast
Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick
Country
France, UK, USA
Year
2009
Duration
106 min

The Coen Brothers’ gloriously dark comedy masterpiece celebrates its tenth anniversary – a wonderful reason to screen it again and discuss its many merits.
Set in 1967, A Serious Man tells the story of Larry Gopnik (the wonderful Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor in a small Midwest town, who starts questioning his faith as he endures a series of personal and professional crises. In a portfolio filled with unforgettable films, A Serious Man still shines as the duo’s best.

Nominated – Best Picture & Best Writing, Academy Awards 2009

Nominated – Best Performance, Golden Globes 2010

Nominated – Best Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 2010

“A frequently inspired and always rigorously felt dark comedy that ranks with their [the Coen brothers] finest.” – Screen International