Saturday Night at the Movies

CONGREGATION HABONIM ADULT FILM SERIES

PRESENTED BY THE ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND SISTERHOOD OF CONGEGATION HABONIM

Discussion and refreshments included

No charge, no RSVP needed. Non-members welcome.

Contact: Kenny Altman, 212-787-5347 x.103, [email protected]

February 25, 7:00 pm Chariots of Fire (1981) – In post WW1, two track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, but approach running and how it fits into their respective lives differently. The son of a Lithuanian-Jew, Harold, uses being the fastest to overcome what he sees as the obstacles he faces in life as a Jew. His running prowess earns him the respect of his classmates and teammates, and to some extent the school administration, if only he maintains proper gentlemanly decorum. Eric, a son of Christian missionaries and a Scot, is a devout member of the Church of Scotland who eventually wants to return to that missionary work. He sees running as a win-win in that the notoriety of being fast gives him.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm