The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) will present the second film of the season of its Sidney R. Hoffman Memorial Jewish Film Festival. The movie, “To Life!” will be shown at the JCMI on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2 PM.
The movie, in German with English subtitles, takes place in post WWII Germany and tells a touching and fascinating love story between an aging Ruth, Jewish cabaret singer, and a friend, Jonas, who arrives in Berlin just in time to save Ruth’s life.
Each of them is burdened by their past but are brought back to life when Jonas discovers Ruth’s past and the passionate, lusty Yiddish songs of her youth that help her find the way back to life. In turn, Ruth helps Jonas find the strength to tackle his fears, and to propose “L ’Chaim – To Life!” This is a film you will not soon forget.
A discussion and refreshments follow the film.
For more information and tickets visit the JCMI website at marcojcmi.com, or contact the JCMI office at 239-642-0800. The JCMI is located at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island.