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JCC to host screening of 'Inventing Our Life,' Q&A with filmmaker

The JCC of Syracuse will host a screening of the film “Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Anne and Hy Miller Family Auditorium. The event, which is presented with support by Arlene Kanter and Steven Kepnes, will feature a post-screening question and answer session with filmmaker Toby Perl Freilich.

“Inventing Our Life” recently opened to critical claim in New York, Los Angeles and select theatres across the country. Daniel Gold of The New York Times called it, "Engrossing! A fascinating introduction to a movement scrambling to adjust enough to guarantee a future, without severing all ties to its principled past.” The LA Times dubbed it "enlightening, incisive and evocative." The event is free and open to the public.

Set against the backdrop of its glorious 100-year history, “Inventing Our Life” reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's modern kibbutz movement as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival.

For more information on the film screening, question and answer session, or to reserve your seat, call Terry LaCasse, director of adult and senior programs, at 445-2360 or visit jccsyr.org.

The JCC of Syracuse is located at 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt.

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