My Name is Asher Lev

Aaron Posner's script is an adaptation of a book by Chaim Potok. It tells the story of a boy from a strictly observant Brooklyn Jewish community whose dawning love of fine art takes an unexpected turn. After a trip to a museum, our youngster becomes fixated on Christian imagery, drawing crucifixes and images of Jesus. His parents, sensibly enough, are disturbed by this development, and it leads to a deep spiritual struggle over heritage, faith, and art that extends well into our protagonist's adulthood (as these inner explorations tend to do). (Photo by Sarah Whiting)
Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 16. Continues through Nov. 7, 2010
 
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