CBS Film Series presents “Focus”
By Eva Piccolo
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
When:
March 19, 2017, 11:30 am @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
2017-03-19T11:30:00-07:00
2017-03-19T13:30:00-07:00
Where:
Congregation Beth Shalom
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy
Saugus, CA 91350
USA
Cost:
$5
Contact:
Suzannah Warlick
661-254-2411
Based on the book by playwright Arthur Miller
Starring William Macy, Laura Dern, and David Paymer
A period piece set in a Brooklyn neighborhood near the end of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic neighbors. Slowly ostracized at home and at work, and suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find
themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity and survival. Focus conveys the eerie atmosphere of an episode of ”The Twilight Zone.” Its view of 1940’s America is pointedly opposite from prevailing gung-ho nostalgia about World War II. It reminds us that prejudice and xenophobia are the flip sides of unity and togetherness. It also shows how easily people can be manipulated and influenced by hateful thinking in society.
$5 per ticket includes Lunch & Popcorn
Tickets Purchased at Door

About the author

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo is a long-time Santa Clarita resident and has been with The Signal since January 2015. After raising her family and working in Customer Service, Eva brings her administrative and organizational skills to our newspaper.

CBS Film Series presents “Focus”

When:
March 19, 2017, 11:30 am @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
2017-03-19T11:30:00-07:00
2017-03-19T13:30:00-07:00
Where:
Congregation Beth Shalom
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy
Saugus, CA 91350
USA
Cost:
$5
Contact:
Suzannah Warlick
661-254-2411
Based on the book by playwright Arthur Miller
Starring William Macy, Laura Dern, and David Paymer
A period piece set in a Brooklyn neighborhood near the end of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic neighbors. Slowly ostracized at home and at work, and suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find
themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity and survival. Focus conveys the eerie atmosphere of an episode of ”The Twilight Zone.” Its view of 1940’s America is pointedly opposite from prevailing gung-ho nostalgia about World War II. It reminds us that prejudice and xenophobia are the flip sides of unity and togetherness. It also shows how easily people can be manipulated and influenced by hateful thinking in society.
$5 per ticket includes Lunch & Popcorn
Tickets Purchased at Door

About the author

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo is a long-time Santa Clarita resident and has been with The Signal since January 2015. After raising her family and working in Customer Service, Eva brings her administrative and organizational skills to our newspaper.