Set in the late 1950s, this family-friendly drama stars Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris O’Donnell. Fraser plays David Greene, a Jewish high school student who is awarded a football scholarship to an exclusive prep school in New England. There’s just one catch: The school asks him to hide the fact that he’s Jewish. David soon makes friends and earns fame on the football field until an envious classmate (Matt Damon) tells everyone that David is Jewish.
Discussion to follow the movie screening.
Suitable for middle school students through adults.
Admission is free for all attendees, but RSVP is requested: jewishworldcinema.org.
Sponsors: EBIJFF, CCJCC, Temple Isaiah & Contra Costa Jewish Day School.