Cinema J: A Starry Sky Over the Roman Ghetto

Cinema J: A Starry Sky Over the Roman Ghetto

April 7, 2022
7:00 PM

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Cinema J: A Starry Sky Over the Roman GhettoThursday, April 7 I 7:00 PM I $12Italy I English & Italian with English subtitles I Drama I 2021 I 1hr 40minThe discovery of an old, mysterious photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl in this Italian drama, which interlaces the past and present. What happened to her? In this inspiring and poignant story, the film’s protagonists, both Jewish and Christian, decide to unite their efforts to unravel this mystery with the help of a rabbi and nuns from a nearby convent.Writer/director Guilio Base understands that within the heart of the Jewish tradition is the desire to pass on their experiences, and Starry Sky speaks to the power of telling our stories. The result is magical and the resolution of the story is simply perfect. A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto is both a tribute to the resilience and courage of the Jewish community of Rome and an ode to the power of reconciliation and collaboration, especially between the younger generations.Please join us for a special screening of the film, followed by a discussion led by Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School faculty Dan Rosenthal.In Partnership with Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, and BBYO

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