Film | ROSE: International Women’s Day Screening

Thursday, Mar 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7th
7:00 pm ET Screening

Live at the Weitzman
General Admission $15 | Senior $13 | Student $10

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Rose (Françoise Fabian), a 78-year-old woman, has just lost her beloved husband of 50 years. A mother of three, all of whom are navigating their own personal issues, the recent widow is lost and adrift, confused as to how to move on to the next step in life while her large Tunisian Jewish family cares for her. Amidst her children’s worrying, family dinners, and endlessly lonely nights in her apartment watching TV, Rose develops a new yearning for adventure, a certain craving to be her own independent self. From ordering vodka at the bar, dancing to Sephardic tunes, making makroudhs, or flirting with a younger, handsome bartender, she discovers that it’s never too late to stop living. Rose’s choices are her own, and no one can stop that.

This International Women’s Day, get ready to fall in love with ROSE! Director Aurélie Saada makes a delightfully engaging debut in this lively film about family, grief, and being the creator of your own adventure. Screen legend Françoise Fabian gives a nuanced, impeccably layered performance as the lovable, strong-willed heroine steering her own path with confidence and wit. On this special day and every day, PJFM is proud to present a film that celebrates being an independent woman, no matter the age.

Official Selection: Boston Jewish Film Festival | Locarno Film Festival | Miami Jewish Film Festival | New York Jewish Film Festival | San Francisco Jewish Film Festival | Toronto Jewish Film Festival | UK Jewish Film Festival

*ROSE will be preceded by the exclusive Philadelphia premiere of UNDER G-D.

Official Selection of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, this deeply impactful short documentary explores the national Jewish response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Jewish women and organizations, including different religious and interfaith speakers, challenge the Christian nationalist lawmakers aiming to illegalize abortion. Maintaining their shared belief of the separation of church and state, these fearless individuals unite to protect the women and democracy of this country.

ROSE | Directed by Aurélie Saada
Narrative Feature
France | 2021 | 102 min
French and Yiddish with English subtitles

UNDER G-D | Directed by Paula Eiselt Narrative Feature
Doc Short
USA | 2023 | 24 min

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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This program is co-presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.