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Film Class: 'Everything is Illuminated'

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

A very loose adaptation of Jonathan Safran-Foer’s debut novel, the quirky film follows an obsessive young American Jew as he travels to western Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather during the Holocaust. After his guides—a colorfully tongued admirer of American pop culture and his anti-Semitic grandfather—take him on a winding journey in search of the mysterious town, what they eventually find transforms all of them. 2005, 106 minutes, in English, Russian, and Ukrainian with subtitles.

Taught by Library Director Howard Freedman. Film will be shown in video projection.