Film Appreciation with Shlomo Schwartzberg
The Film Appreciation program aims to examine all facets of cinema, Jewish and non- Jewish, and explore different issues related to film, such as representation, history and relevance to current issues in society. You will be introduced to various films and filmmakers you may not know and, hopefully, come to view movies in a whole new light.
Foreign Views: Movies From Outside North America
Wednesdays, Jan 15 - Feb 05 1:00 - 3:00pm 4 weeks
The late Toronto International Film Festival programmer David Overbey once correctly remarked that movies weren’t a bad way to learn about other countries’ cultures. In that vein, Foreign Views will take a look at movies from outside our own backyard and our Southern neighbour, showcasing movies from France to Taiwan, Brazil to Australia and many points in between. Their filmmakers evince some of the same concerns as those directors we’re most familiar with but often also endeavour to explore cultural and personal issues unique to their countries. It’s a cinematic trip worth taking.
A Different View: Cinema’s Female Creators
Wednesdays, Feb 19 15 - Mar 11 1:00 - 3:00pm 4 weeks
While men have long dominated filmmaking, worldwide, women have sometimes managed to make an impact behind the camera, as producers and directors. A Different View will look at those pioneers, from silent screen filmmaking legend Alice Guy-Blaché to Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino in the 30s and 40s through 60’s mavericks like Agnès Varda and Elaine May, up to present day directors like Kathryn Bigelow, Claire Denis and Sofia Coppola. We’ll also look at some female actors, including Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Streisand and Jane Fonda, who, too have had a singular impact on movie making. Not all their films display what has been deemed ‘a female gaze’ but enough do to make them stand out from the pack.
Unless otherwise specified by a program director or within any other documentation, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all Prosserman JCC programs:
For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times
Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Prosserman JCC cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Prosserman JCC, helping to sustain wonderful programs.
For Programs that Meet 3+ Times
You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.
- Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Prosserman JCC program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.
- 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.
- After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)
- All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: Prosserman JCC 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan Ontario, L6A 3Z8, Attn: Registration; or by e-mail to [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request.
*All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. The policy articulated here applies to Prosserman JCC only, and does not apply to Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC daycare and preschool or Prosserman JCC Fitness and Health.
In order to receive the member discount on programs, the Prosserman JCC requires that participants be active members at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the registered program(s).
Please be advised that the Prosserman JCC operates on a JCC Credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director.
JCC Credit applied to your JCC account can be redeemed for any program at the JCC (not including Centre Camp and Prosserman JCC daycare and preschool), can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date.
Registration for Prosserman JCC programs closes one week before the start date of a course. For some classes we accept registrations until the program has reached 50% of its classes.
We recommend registering as early as possible, as many programs have limited space, and other programs depend upon a certain enrollment number to ensure they will run. Your place in a program can only be guaranteed when accompanied by payment.