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Israel Movie - "Defending Your Life"

Monday, September 23, 2019 23 Elul 5779

7:00 PM - 8:50 PMASBI

Israel Movie Night
"Defending Your Life" (1991)

Monday, September 23, 7:00 PM
1 hour & 52 minutes

When advertising executive Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks, also the writer and director) finds himself in a fatal car crash, he's whisked away to Judgment City, where the recently dead are put on a sort of trial to decide their fate. If in your time on Earth you were able to face your fears and learn from your mistakes, you get to move on to a life in a better world. However, if you didn't, you have to go back to Earth and try again. 

As he spends the next several days watching various episodes from his life, Daniel gets the impression he doesn't stand much of a chance of moving on—and his representative, Bob Diamond (Rip Torn), seems to have little confidence in his case. In the meantime, he frequents Judgment City's many restaurants (where the food is delicious and you can eat all you want without gaining an ounce), pays a visit to the Past Life Pavilion, and meets Julia (Meryl Streep), who seems so kind, sweet, and noble that her advancement is practically assured. Daniel and Julia fall in love, but what's going to happen if they don't end up in the same place?

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.
Pizza, pop, popcorn, and chips will be served.








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