The Jewish Cardinal

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The Jewish Cardinal


Saturday Mar 10 08:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 13 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2018.

Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen. 2012. France. 90 min. French with English subtitles.
The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, a son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who maintained his Jewish cultural identity even after converting to Catholicism at a young age—and joining the priesthood. Quickly rising up church ranks, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II—and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns build a convent at Auschwitz—where Lustiger’s mother died—he finds himself a mediator between the two communities, and must confront conflicting loyalties.

Saturday, March 10 at 8pm: The film will be introduced by Rabbi Aronowitz and Monsignor Gary Secor.

Read the New York Times review.

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