Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmLocation:
Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
J-Men’s Group: Lunch and Film, Mona Lisa is Missing
Fee: $5 – Optional Lunch (pay at the door). Please contact Shelly by January 5th if you would like a light bagel lunch.
You must be a J-Family, J-Journey or J-Pass ($10) member.
Come have lunch and schoomze with other J-Men and then stay and enjoy the fun documentary, Mona Lisa is Missing. It is the tale of a 35-year long obsession to find the truth about why and how in 1911 Vincenzo Peruggia stole the iconic Mona Lisa painting. Since 1976, Joe Medeiros, former head writer of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, was fascinated with the story. But in 2008, it became more than an interest when Medeiros discovered that Peruggia’s only child, 84-year-old Celestina, was living in the town where her father had been born. That's when the idea for the documentary was born. Celestina, like Medeiros, wanted to know the truth about her father’s theft (he died when she was a toddler) and she gave Medeiros her blessing to bring back answers, no matter what the facts would reveal. Join us to find what writer Medeiros discovers and participate in a special Skype session with him!
Contact: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062