Attentive audiences often catch on to directors' idiosyncratic shooting styles, such as filming every courtroom scene from the bottom of a well or charging the camera at pets to scare them. Recognize great directorial habits with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a pass to attend five matinee performances at the the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (a $40 value). This Groupon may be used toward screenings scheduled before 2:30 p.m. at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. Available matinee performances for Groupon buyers run from May 15 to May 26.
The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit's 13th annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival screens more than 40 Jewish-themed documentaries, family films, and feature-length dramas shot around the world. Moviegoers tired of searching for the buttery decoder ring at the base of their popcorn bucket can catch Shadows in Paradise, a documentary about Jewish artists, intellectuals, and authors exiled from Europe, or Seven Minutes in Heaven, an award-winning Israeli neo-noir thriller.
The newly built Berman Center for the Performing Arts brings audiences of up to 600 to their feet with its inspiring architecture, entertaining matinees, and state-of-the-art ejection seats. Buy Groupons as gifts and bring a flock of relations to see Keeping up with the Steins, a comic story starring Jeremy Piven that details the coming-of-age rituals of a bar mitzvah.