Oscar winner opens Sonoma film series

"Lies My Father Told Me" is scheduled for Nov. 5. It tells the story of a boy in a Jewish ghetto who idolizes his grandfather, and won a 1975 Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

"Mendel" is slated for Dec. 3. The 1996 film tells the story of displaced Jewish survivors of Nazi Germany who resettled in Norway. Nine-year- old Mendel does his own investigation of the atrocities that befell his family.

"Annie Hall" will close the series on Jan. 7. Directed by Woody Allen, the 1977 film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In it, a Brooklyn comedian fondly recalls his relationship with a flighty singer.

Tickets are $7.50 per show for general admission, $5 for students under 18. Tickets for the series are $25 and available by mail through Wednesday from the Jewish Community Agency of Sonoma County, which is sponsoring the series: 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.

A sponsors' brunch will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 at Mistral Restaurant in Santa Rosa for prices beginning at $100.

For information, call (707) 528-4222.