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 the critically acclaimed novel Les Terres Saintes by director Amanda Sthers, the movie Holy Lands is a universal story about love, family, loss, and tolerance. It is told with incredible humor and heart by a stellar ensemble cast.
This event is free and open to the public.
This event is organized by Guila Clara Kessous, 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar in Comparative Literature, and will be introduced by Katharina Piechocki.
Film Screening: 7:15 - 8:55pm
Film Discussion with director and cast: 8:55 - 10:00pm
A reception for the whole audience follows at Follow the Honey, 1132 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138