Film Society Discussion – “Avalon”
Monday, November 29 @7:30pm-8:30pm
The SinaiFree Film Society will be discussing the feature film “Avalon.”
In our Hanukkah film, two quintessentially American holidays, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, feature prominently. Based loosely on director Barry Levinson’s own family, it explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into American life, through several generations of the Krichinsky clan beginning in the early 20th century. By the ’50s, television is new and families are moving to the suburbs. Wallpaper has been the profession of the patriarch, Sam, but his son Jules wants to try his hand at opening an appliance store with his cousin Izzy. Sam can’t understand the methods his grandson Michael’s teachers use in school, or why Jules and Izzy have changed their surnames to Kaye and Kirk. But when various crises develop, the family gets through their problems together. This is the third in Levinson’s Baltimore chronicles, which also include “Diner”, “Tin Men” and “Liberty Heights”.
This film is available on Amazon Prime ($2.99), Vudu ($2.99), Apple TV ($3.99), Microsoft ($3.99) and AMC Stubs ($3.99, subscription required). There are five DVDs in the Westchester Library System.
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