Restoring Tomorrow

A genuinely inspiring film ... very moving.

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Restoring Tomorrow

Religious institutions are losing young members and even closing their doors at an alarming rate. Restoring Tomorrow, a universal story of hope, shows there is another way. Film critic Leonard Maltin calls it “a genuinely inspiring film with a great story to tell that I found very moving.” It tells the tale of Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which was built in 1929 by the original Hollywood moguls. With its towering ten-story-high dome, it ranks with the Chinese Theater and Griffith Planetarium as one of the great L.A. landmarks, but by the 21st century it was in need of tens of millions of dollars of reconstruction to avoid the wrecking ball. This against-all-odds story is told through the personal journey of director Aaron Wolf who, like so many of his generation, had become disaffected from his congregation. In chronicling the Temple’s restoration, he finds himself restored, as he reconnects to his synagogue and his community. In these divided times, Restoring Tomorrow ultimately demonstrates how, when any community puts its mind to it, people can be brought back together, no matter what culture or religion.

"An engaging take on urban renewal ... Bold .... Moving ... Funny ... Emotional!" - L.A. Times

“'Restoring Tomorrow' reminds us that … it’s ultimately about the people.” - Film Threat

“Heartfelt and historic.” - Hollywood Reporter

"About the power of place!" - L.A. Magazine
Genre
Documentary, Jewish Culture, Architecture
Runtime
82
Language
English
Director
Aaron Wolf
Producer
Tim Nuttall
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