United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Matinee Film Series: Something the Lord Made

April 13, 2016, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Messing Auditorium and Spielberg Chapel

Join us for the next program in our Wednesday Matinee Film Series for the film Something the Lord Made. It tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman), a cardiologist, leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (Mos Def). Thomas, an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, Blalock and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear their friendship apart.

Lunch, preceding the film, will include oven crispy chicken, lemon pepper fish, roasted broccoli, green salad, dessert and popcorn.

 Cost is $7 for UH members and $8 for non-members.

To RSVP, please e-mail April Hickman or send a check payable to United Hebrew Congregation, Attn: April, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141, by Monday, April 11.  For more information, call April at 314-434-3404.