Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 7th at 5:20 for Fill the Void at the West End Cinema . Look for Brian A. wearing a dark gray t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream-come-true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shiras promised match. Everything changes when an offer is proposed to match Yochay the late Esthers husband to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels its too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider getting married again. When the girls mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her hearts wish and her family duty.