“A gently evocative glimpse of a strict, self-contained culture, and its memories of a time gone by.” -- Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Robby Benson (JEREMY, ICE CASTLES) and Barry Miller (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER) are two proud teens at opposite ends of the Jewish experience in this excellent distillation of Chaim Potok’s novel. Co-starring character actor heavyweights Maximillian Schell and Rod Steiger, THE CHOSEN is set in a 1940s Brooklyn of differing factions. Benson is Hasidic, while Barry Miller is a Zionist. Though separated by their views, the boys find a common bond through their love of baseball.