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.