Audiences and critics across America have discovered Avi Nesher's smash hit film The Matchmaker! The film has played for months in New York, Los Angeles, and South Florida, earning rave reviews from critics nationwide. The Matchmaker will play on only three screens in the Chicago area: The Gene Siskel Film Center, the Wilmette Theatre, and North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park).
The Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural and Learning Center and the Havurah Community will host an exclusive screening on Saturday, January 19 at 6:30pm. Dinner, wine, and dessert will be served. $20/person in advance; $25/person at the door. Contact Marcie Eskin at email@example.com or 847/432-8903 x234 by January 10 to reserve your tickets.
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. A mix of comedy and drama that tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before. 112 minutes; in Hebrew with English subtitles. To watch the trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7qjvyvSnQ&feature=youtu.be
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