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Israel Movie - "Goodbye, Columbus"

Monday, June 18, 2018 5 Tammuz 5778

7:00 PM - 8:45 PMASBI

Israel Movie Night
"Goodbye, Columbus" (1969)

Monday, June 18
101 minutes

“Goodbye, Columbus”, based on the novella of the same name by Philip Roth, stars Richard Benjamin as Neil Klugman, and Ali MacGraw as Brenda Patimkin. Recently discharged from the Army, and with no immediate plans for his future, college dropout Neil Klugman has moved into his Aunt Gladys's Bronx apartment and taken a job in the local library. Having been invited by his cousin Doris to spend a day at the country club to which she belongs, Neil is attracted to a vacationing Radcliffe student, Brenda Patimkin, the daughter of a nouveau riche Jewish businessman.

Despite his disdain for Brenda's affluent Westchester County way of life, Neil determinedly starts dating her. Mrs. Patimkin becomes concerned about Neil's lack of ambition and concludes that he is unworthy of her daughter, but Mr. Patimkin assures his wife that Brenda will soon tire of the romance. Instead, as her summer vacation nears its end, Brenda invites Neil to spend his two-week vacation at her home, where they face obstacles from Brenda's family, due to differences in class and assimilation into the American mainstream.

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

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