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Sensible Cinema Movie Goers,
Our film this month is not our typical documentary. It’s a play acted by one man as he comes to terms with his situation as a Jew. It’s 1 hr. 30 min long, done partly on stage and partly in remote locations in the Middle East. The actor, Aaron Davidman, does a superb job revealing his evolving mental state as he deals with the human rights situation playing out in Palestine.
We’ll have, as speaker, Dr. Michael Cooper, a pediatric cardiologist, J Street leader and he regularly visits Palestine to perform surgeries on Palestinian children.
Hope you can make it!
Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Center 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Blvd.
Written by and starring Aaron Davidman in 2016, Wrestling Jerusalem is a one-man theatrical performance of a personal answer-seeking struggle to come to terms with the Israel-Palestine, Arab-Jew-Christian identity crisis and he makes no apology for not being able to make the pieces fit. The actor’s opening line begins, “It’s complicated!”
He takes the viewer on a journey by acting many different roles to bring us to see the dust-to-dustness of humanity, the oneness of God and the hope that we may eventually all fit together.
The narrated journey takes us way back into history and brings us, as if through an imaginary wormhole, to the present with short stops along the way. It’s as much a mind trip as it is a dramatic, historical work of art. (90 min)
Free Admission (donations appreciated).
As usual, popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.
For more information please contact:
Melvin Starks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)