S’lichot Observance and Film Program: The Visitor
Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 P.M.
We welcome S’lichot with a brief ritual in Goode Chapel during which we change the Torah mantles to High Holy Day white covers. Then join Rabbi Lieberman in Speen Hall for dessert and viewing of this film with High Holy Day themes. Running time: 104 minutes. Rated PG-13.
“This is a wonderful film, sad, angry, and without a comforting little happy ending. But I must not describe what happens, because the whole point of serious fiction is to show people changing, and how they change in The Visitor is the film’s beauty.” – Roger Ebert
Insofar as the High Holy Days prompt us to consider the process of changing our lives – hopefully for the better – this film will serve as a thought-provoking prelude to our worship experiences.