SACRED SPACES: FROM TEMPLE TO SYNAGOGUES
AMC LOEWS 34TH ST. | 11:00am
Sunday, October 20
90 MIN | DOCUMENTARY | FRANCE | 2019
NEW YORK PREMIERE
by Celia Lowenstein
This unique film tells the story of the remarkable 3,000 year history of the Jewish Diaspora through their places of worship. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled visually audacious experience featuring some of the most important sacred Jewish spaces in the world. Spiritual, meditative, and calming, Celia Lowenstein’s Sacred Spaces is a wondrous, informative, and inquisitive documentary that tells the story of the remarkable 3,000-year history of the Jewish Diaspora through their places of worship. The documentary is a profound exploration of how Jewish sacred spaces have figured in the transmission of Jewish values through the ages. If synagogues could speak, they would tell the story embodied in Sacred Spaces – the architectural and spiritual tale of a people’s beliefs, perseverance, and diversity. These awe-inspiring architectural wonders, from Jerusalem to Tunisia, Cordoba, Toledo, Amsterdam, Venice, Budapest, and America are beautiful in the extreme. Sacred Spaces employs enlightening interviews, stunning drone footage, and a spirited intellectual rigor to examine Jewish history from a spectacularly original perspective and is a thoughtful and profoundly gorgeous film in which the works of humanity are celebrated and rediscovered.