Senior Cinema : <i>The Odd Couple</i> | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Senior Cinema : The Odd Couple

Thu, May 17, 2018 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Join our new, free program – a chance to connect with others, enjoy complimentary coffee/tea and share the delight of watching a wonderful movie together.  Each month features a different theme – a featured actor, a fun topic, an interesting location, or other – explored through the films.  No registration necessary.  After the movie, why not lunch in the café with others?


10:00am – Coffee/Tea & Chat

10:30am – Featured Film

May is Walter Matthau Month! 

Actor Walter Matthau was born in NYC to a mother who was an immigrant from Lithuania and a father was a Russian Jewish peddler and electrician from Kiev. During WWII, Matthau served in the US Army Air Forces, reached the rank of staff sergeant, then took an interest in acting. He took classes at The New School and went on to appear on stage, television and in feature films. His film credits include his debut film, The Kentuckian (1955), to the iconic The Odd Couple (1968) to his final film role in Hanging Up (2000). He may be best known for his on-film partnership with Jack Lemmon, the two being established as Hollywood's craziest stars!

In the iconic comedy The Odd Couple, when their respective marriages fall apart, endearing slob Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) invites his former college friend Felix Unger (Jack Lemmon) to move in with him. Right away it becomes obvious that Felix's uptight, neat-freak ways are at odds with his habits, so Oscar worries he has made an enormous mistake, but together they decide that -- whatever their differences -- they can help each other move on from their divorces, make the living arrangement work and, possibly, learn a little more about themselves in the process.  Note: Today’s film will end at 12:15pm.

Registration is not needed. 

Senior Cinema is a free program, open to all, and is make possible, in part, by generous donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund. 

To help support this program, please visit and make a gift of any amount designated to “”Senior Activities.”