Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Life Tree Cinema "One Week and a Day"

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.

A week is hardly enough for Eyal and Vicky to mourn the loss of their 25-year-old son Ronni, and each reacts to the end of the Shiva in very different ways. Vicky abruptly kicks out her substitute and returns to teaching, while Eyal steals his late son’s bag of medical marijuana. As the world refuses to stop turning and accommodate their grief, they find themselves acting out in outlandish ways to regain a sense of control over their lives.


According to Nick Allen (Roger Ebert Film Club), One Week and a Dayis “an incredibly tactful tragicomedy from among a long list of movies about death, but one of the most original in recent memory, for its emotional delicacy in sparing us hollow, tear-gushing grandiosity, and for its attitude on life.”

Following the film, Congregant Paul Heinz will lead a brief discussion. A writer, musician and film buff, Paul is also a member of the Executive Board.

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

IF YOU NEED A RIDE, please contact the synagogue office by May 9th.

The Life Tree Cinema is a collaboration between the Library Committee and the Lifelong Learning Committee.



Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
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