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Jewish Cultural Film Series - School Ties

Event Details

Date: Apr 18, 2021

David Greene (Brendan Fraser) has a secret. When he receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends (Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell) turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule. Now David must take the most important stand in his life, one that will forever the course of his future.

1992, PG-13 (coarse, locker-room language, racial slurs and brief non-sexual rear male nudity)
1 hr 46 min

5:30 pm - Doors open
Free admission (plenty of room for social distancing)

Bottled water will be available (we are still evaluating whether to have pizza this time).

6:00pm-8:30pm - Film and Discussion
Following this exceptional film, Steven Ger, Director of Sojourner Ministries (and Pastor of Beth Sar Shalom) will lead an informative discussion regarding the film's narrative themes as well as those aspects of Jewish culture and history touched upon in the movie.