Movie Screening and Discussion: As They Made Us
- Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
- Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month
Facilitator: Amy Lipeles, Temple Israel congregant
A film written and directed by Mayim Bialik, As They Made Us follows Abigail, a divorced mother of two, who is struggling to balance the dynamic forces within her dysfunctional family as she attempts to cultivate new love. Her father Eugene (played by Dustin Hoffman) has a degenerative condition that he and his wife Barbara (played by Candice Bergen) refuse to accept, and her brother Nathan has been estranged from the family for decades. A self-appointed fixer, Abigail attempts to mend her complicated family’s dysfunction before it’s too late.