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IF-WS Begins Alliance with a/perture cinema

posted Jun 16, 2014, 5:30 AM by Interfaith WS


Interfaith Winston-Salem has formed an alliance with a/perture cinema in Winston-Salem and jointly will be sponsoring periodic faith-related films at the downtown theatre.


The first film in the alliance is “Ida.”  Anna, a young novice nun is told by her prioress that before her vows can be taken, she is to visit her family. Anna visits her aunt Wanda, a judge and former prosecutor associated with the Stalinist regime, who dispassionately reveals that Anna's actual name is Ida Lebenstein, and that her Jewish parents were murdered during the war. Ida decides she wants to find their resting place. She and Wanda embark on a journey that both sheds light on their past, and decides their futures.


The film group is an outgrowth of Interfaith Winston-Salem’s book club, which has been meeting since August of last year.  To test the concept and at the suggestion of Dr. Darlene May, the book club invited a group to attend showings in June of “Dancing in Jaffa.”  Approximately 15 people attended and gathered around sidewalk tables on Fourth Street afterwards for popcorn, drinks and discussion.


If you are interested in being notified of future films and discussions, please send an email to Barbara Bowman at   Notices of film times will be emailed approximately a week in advance.  No reservations are needed.  Just come.