Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
190 N. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Join us at Cinema Emanu-El for this dramatic film about traditional models of social and religious behavior expected by New York Jewish families in the 1950’s.
Marjorie Morgenstern (Natalie Wood), a college girl from a conventional Jewish family, finds herself increasingly drawn to the acting profession after becoming smitten with Catskills entertainer Noel Airman (Gene Kelly). Though Marjorie’s parents pressure her to settle into a middle-class family life, she brushes aside the doctor they want her to marry (Martin Balsam), changes her name to Marjorie Morningstar and strives to become an actress while Noel struggles to write a Broadway musical.
The film is notable for its inclusion of Jewish religious scenes – including a Passover Seder, a synagogue sequence and Jewish icons in the Morgenstern house. These depictions were one of the first times Jewish religion was portrayed overtly in film since The Jazz Singer in 1927.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.