Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival/Screening Room--Adam Resurrected
Washington DCJCC

O-LMD-AdamMonday, October 19

Adam Resurrected
7:30 pm | Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
$10, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $9

DC Premiere
Israel/Germany/USA, 2008; 106 minutes | Color | 35 mm
German and Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Paul Schrader.
Screenplay: Noah Stollman (WJFF 2008)
Based on the novel Adam Resurrected by Yoram Kaniuk

Introduction and post-film discussion with Pamela S. Nadell, the Inaugural Patrick Clendenen Professor of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at American University.

By 1961, former Berlin magician and circus impresario Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum) is a charismatic, enigmatic patient at a remote Israeli rehabilitation outpost for Holocaust survivors.  Clairvoyant, sophisticate and lothario, Stein veers from brilliance to eroticism, horror and madness, with flashbacks to the physical and psychological demoralization he endured as Commandant Klein’s (Willem Dafoe) “dog” in the Stellring death camp.  Stein has everyone stymied and overawed, until an unusual new patient helps him break free from the grip of his relentless torment. A challenging, thought-provoking film for mature audiences.

 “A fearless film. Jeff Goldblum is nothing short of dazzling.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Screening Room.

Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, American University’s Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program and the Goethe-Institut.
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Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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