Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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Life Tree Cinema: To Be or Not To Be

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:39pm -- Library Spotlight

Produced in 1942, this war comedy is set in Warsaw, just prior to the 1939 Nazi Germany Invasion. The film stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard who are running a local theater company and producing a play, Gestapo, which satirizes the Nazis. The consensus among 42 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes deems it a "delicate balance of humor and ethics."

Movie will be held in the Social Hall
At Congregation Etz Chaim  

Life Tree Cinema: Key Largo

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:25pm -- Library Spotlight

In this classic film noir, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, a disillusioned and cynical WWII vet visits Key Largo to comfort his comrade’s widow and father who operate a hotel. A gangster under the threat of deportation holds the occupants at gunpoint, remaining oblivious to the impending hurricane.

Writer, musician and film buff, Paul Heinz, will provide background information about these timeless Jewish actors.

Please RSVP to Paul Heinz at [email protected], or call the synagogue office at 630.627.3912.

One Week and a Day

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:18pm -- Library Spotlight

Please join us on Thursday, May 17th
7:00 PM in the Social Hall.

One Week and a Day

You are not having déjà vu!  Due to technical difficulties, a different film was shown on Thursday, April 26th.

Zero Motivation

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:54pm -- Library Spotlight

On Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall

Please join us for
Zero Motivation

 

Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, Zero Motivation is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or otherwise, it's not what you're going to see here.

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