Congregation Or Hadash, a Jewish synagogue located at 7460 Trowbridge Road in Sandy Springs, will host its second Jewish-Latino Film Series March 31 through April 6.
Five films inspired by actual events in the Jewish-Latino experience will be screened:
March 31 at 4 p.m. (movie and pizza): "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" (2006, drama, Brazil) - A 12-year-old Brazilian boy is suddenly sent from a middle class existence to live in Sao Paulo’s Born Retiro multi-ethnic district with his paternal grandfather as his left-wing parents are forced into hiding. Appropriate for middle-schoolers and above.
April 2 at 7:30 p.m.: "Nora's Will" (2008, comedy/drama, Mexico) - Set in Mexico City’s Jewish community, we meet Jose, a nonbeliever, trying to organize a memorial for his ex-wife, Nora, who has committed suicide. He finds multiple complications including Passover preparations, and then comes the unexpected contents of Nora’s will.
April 3 at 7:30 p.m.: "A Kiss to This Land" (1995, documentary, Mexico) - An oral history of seven fascinating Jewish individuals who were welcomed to Mexico when U.S. quotas denied them entry in the early 20th century. While remaining attached to their roots in Turkey, Poland, Syria and Ukraine, they embraced their new home’s vibrant colors, foods, language and beauty.
April 4 at 7:30 p.m.: "God's Slave" (2015, thriller/drama, Venezuela, Argentina) - Based on actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, the film follows Ahmed, a trained Islamic terrorist assigned to execute a suicide bombing at a synagogue, and David, a cold-blooded Israeli special agent who must stop the attack. However, neither man is defined solely by their extremist views.
April 6 at 7 p.m. (dinner and a movie): "The Last Suit" (2017, drama, Argentina) - A Polish-born Holocaust survivor travels from Buenos Aires to Lodz to fulfill a promise he made nearly 70 years earlier. Both comedic and poignant in equal measure, the story is about an 88-year-old Jewish tailor who encounters many characters on his journey that spark flashbacks which fill in his life’s story. Dinner reservations are required by April 1.
A $5 security fee is included for each movie screening. The March 31 movie and pizza night costs $10 per person and $18 per family. The April 2 through 4 screenings are $5 per person per movie, and the April 6 dinner and movie costs $30 per person. The total package tickets, which include admission to all screenings and meals, costs $50 per person.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2HhSIWo.