Reel Theology – “The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick” (Dec 21)

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

When: Sunday, December 21, 6:00pm
Where: Congregation Or Ami 9400 Huguenot Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23235

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Maximilian Glick is an ordinary Jewish kid in a 1950’s small town in Manitoba, Canada. Unfortunately, he is also saddled with overbearing parents, who are intent on railroading his life to meet their expectations of him. The most obvious examples are giving him a piano when he really wanted a bike and pushing him to study for his Bar Mitzfah. Unfortunately, both paths get bumpy when he is partnered with a Christian girl for duo piano playing. His prejudiced parents forbid Max to see her, and his rabbi is killed in an accident. That leads to the appointment of Rabbi Teitelman, an Orthodox Jew with a unorthodox fun-loving look on life. Together, the two must find a way to fulfill their dreams and their own identities in a world that seems dead set against them doing that.

The Reel Theology series is presented by Congregation Or Ami as a program that is both intellectual and enjoyable. Lively group discussions that relate the content of the film to current events and Judaic values follow the film led by Rabbi Ahuva Zaches.

Please bring a nosh to share for potlucks that always precede the screening. While the film is free and we welcome everyone, donations are accepted.

For more information contact Reel_Theology@Or-Ami.com.