Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Life Tree Cinema: A Tale of Love and Darkness

On Thursday, November 16th At 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall Please join us for A Tale of Love and Darkness. 

In her directorial debut, Natalie Portman stars in this 2015 film based on the memoir of Amoz Oz, leading Israeli author. The story is told from the point of view of young Amos, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before statehood. His Jewish parents had escaped the Holocaust by moving to then British-ruled Palestine. His father Arieh is an ineffectual academic and clearly not the man of his wife’s fantasies. Fania, the boy’s mother, and the eyes through which he sees the conflicts in his family and the larger one outside, plays a central role in this, and for good reason: She taught Amos the power of words, telling him stories that spin around in his head. His world revoles around her nurturing force. Until it doesn’t.


Following the film, our own Allan Carter, who has taught film at the college level for many years and serves on the board of the After Hours Film Society at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, will lead a discussion of the film. Please RSVP to Robin Lucansky at [email protected] or call the synagogue office at 630.627.3912.

IF YOU NEED A RIDE, please contact the synagogue office by November 8th. The Life Tree Cinema is a collaboration between the Library Committee and the Lifelong Learning Committee.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
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