From the U.S. to Israel, this program brings together six short films that examine what it is to be queer and Jewish, and how religion can be a guide for some but an obstacle for others.
Total Running Time: 98 mins
Dir. Pearl Gluck, USA, 2018, 19 mins, English and Yiddish with English subtitles
In a religious sleepaway camp, two teenage girls discover an unholy book that neither of them are prepared for.
Dir. Yuval Aharoni, Israel, 2017, 26 mins, Hebrew with English subtitles
When Noam discovers that his father, who has recently died, had a secret affair with a married man, he decides to meet him, forcing his own relationship with another man into disarray.
Dir. Alon Borten, USA, 2017, 14 mins
Maya, a religious Jewish woman, admits her newfound attraction to a woman at synagogue to her husband, forcing her to question her identity and to ask for the unthinkable.
Dir. Hillel Rate, Israel, 2017, 11 mins, Hebrew with English subtitles
An ultra-orthodox young Jewish woman cannot recognize the brother she has not seen in years, and realizes that in order to reestablish their bond, she must accept his new identity.
Dir. Irit Reinheimer, USA/Germany, 2016, 9 mins
Part 1 in this series of short experimental films about the lives of a group of German Jewish feminists in the early and mid-20th century incorporates a love letter from the filmmaker and uses home movies, archival images, and animation to orient the viewer in a queer bond forged across time.
Dir. Uriya Hertz, Israel, 2017, 20 mins
When Gadi, a rabbinical student, shares his forbidden secret with Michael, his rabbi, Michael’s beliefs come into question and latent feelings are brought to the surface.
Also screening on 10/29 at 3:15pm at Cinépolis 9.
Q&A to follow