Me’arbah Kanfot Ha’aretz: From the Four Corners of the Earth. Join Cantor Michael McCloskey and Dr. Ray Feller for evenings of film, conversation and refreshment. This year we will explore the diversity of our people with films from France, Brazil, Italy and other distinctive communities. We will also examine the ways in which our people have influenced the culture in which they are immersed and are influenced by this culture. As always, movie snacks (popcorn, candy, pretzels) and libations (soda and beer) will be provided.
This evening's film is The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, directed by Cao Hamburger. Below is a brief synopsis -
The year is 1970, and Mauro (Michel Joelsas) is taken to live with his grandfather while his mother and father flee the politically repressive Brazilian regime. As the nation prepares to watch their team compete in the soccer World Cup, Mauro anticipates the return of his parents. When his grandfather dies suddenly, he is set adrift and befriends the characters who live in the surrounding Jewish neighborhood, all the while anxiously awaiting news of his parents' fate.