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The Human Stain streaming on Amazon Prime
Moderator: Elaine Braff
Wednesday, November 3, 10:30 am – 12noon
Tentatively scheduled in the NCJW/Essex cafeteria. If the program needs to be moved to Zoom we will notify all registrants via email.
Free, but registration is required and limited to 25 participants
Please watch the film at your leisure and join the discussion.
*Based on the novel by Philip Roth, this film tells the story of a distinguished professor at a prestigious New England college whose professional life is shattered by allegations of racism and whose personal life is infected with the cancer of a lie he has been living for fifty years.
Coleman Silk (Sir Anthony Hopkins), is a classics professor and former dean who is forced to resign after being accused of making a racist remark in class. Coleman’s wife died suddenly following the scandal, and he wants to avenge his loss of career and companion by writing a book about the events with colleague Nathan Zuckerman’s (Gary Sinise) assistance. When Silk’s affair with a young troubled janitor Faunia Farley (Nicole Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk’s secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all of his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life became unraveled.