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Chesed Shel Emes Sponsors “To Dust”

December 7, 2019

Dark comedy explores one man’s obsession

To help stimulate conversation about death, dying, and Jewish burial practices, Chesed Shel Emes is sponsoring the May 23 screening of “To Dust” as part of the Rady JCC’s Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival.

“Any time we can bring people together to talk about the end of life through a Jewish lens, we are doing ourselves a service as a community,” says Rena Boroditsky, Executive Director of Chesed Shel Emes. “When we can create more comfort around the subject, I think people will come to find the beauty in Jewish practices.”

“To Dust” stars Géza Röhrig as Shmuel, a cantor whose wife’s untimely death leads to an obsession to learn more about what will happen to her body after burial. Matthew Broderick plays the biology professor who helps Shmuel find the answers he craves.

“The movie is a bit dark and very funny,” says Boroditsky, who will be leading a discussion after
the screening. “In my experience, humour is a helpful tool for generating important conversations.”

Tickets for “To Dust” are available online or by phone at 204-477-7510.