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The Hot Rock

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The Hot Rock

Tickets on sale!

George Segal Tribute

We are excited to add these entertaining films to this year’s roster in honor of the talented and innately likable actor George Segal, who passed away in March. Perhaps best remembered for his Oscar-nominated dramatic role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Segal became a familiar comic actor in film and on television, with many notable film roles to his credit. “I’m like a cork in the water, aren’t I?” Segal observed in 1998. “I keep bobbing up in all sorts of places, although I never know in advance where or when.”

George Segal, Robert Redford, and a crack team of cat burglars plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum—but despite their experience and care, spend the rest of the movie frantically chasing after it. Lightweight and fun, The Hot Rock is a caper movie based on a Donald Westlake novel, written by William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), and directed by Peter Yates (Bullitt) with a light touch. It features great footage of early 1970’s New York and an ultra-cool soundtrack by Quincy Jones.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

“A crazily funny show with satisfying measures of wit and ingenuity in cunning combination.”
William B. Collins, Philadelphia Inquirer

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2021 series.

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