Presented by: Department of Comparative Literature
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required
The Department of Comparative Literature is honored to present the US Premiere of Amanda Sthers' movie Holy Lands, followed by a discussion with the director and with actors Rosanna Arquette and Guila Clara Kessous. The screening will take place from 7.15 - 8.55, and the discussion will follow until 10pm. Synopsis: When lapsed Jew and former cardiologist Harry (James Caan) suddenly decides to spend his retirement as a pig farmer in Nazareth, Israel, the move deeply shocks his family and his new neighbors. Back in New York, Harry’s ex-wife Monica (Rosanna Arquette) is trying to manage the lives of their adult children, Annabelle and David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), as well as her own. Adapted from director Amanda Sthers’ critically acclaimed novel, Les Terres Saintes, Holy Lands is a universal story about love, family, loss, and tolerance, told with incredible humor and heart by a stellar ensemble cast. This event is organized by Dr. Guila Clara Kessous, 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar in Comparative Literature, and will be introduced by Professor Katharina Piechocki.