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The Chosen (1981)

Jeremy Paul Kagan

Rated PG / Narrative / 1 hour, 44 minutes

Danny (Robby Benson) and Reuven (Barry Miller) become good friends, even though they are from different branches of Judaism. Danny, a Hasidic Jew, meets Reuven, a Zionist, while playing stickball. Although they have differences, their friendship grows strong. When they reach college, outspoken support by Reuven’s professor father (Maximilian Schell) for a national Jewish state causes conflicts with Danny’s conservative father (Rod Steiger), leading to tension for the friends.

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August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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