The JCC of the North Shore is screening “America” as part of its 10th annual Film Festival. The festival, which runs through May 24, features movies from around the world with a Jewish connection.
“America” is a romantic drama film that follows Eli, a former champion swimmer from Israel, who is now living and giving swim lessons in Chicago. When Eli learns that his estranged father has died, he dutifully returns to Tel Aviv to sort out his father’s affairs. There he reconnects with his childhood friend and former swimming partner who is living with an Ethiopian fiancé. Eli and his old friend loathe to discuss the obvious attraction between them, as the story evolves in this lyrical and understated love triangle.