11 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival SHOELACES

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

JCC CenterStage Theatre Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center
1200 Edgewood Avenue Hart Theater
Rochester, NY 14618

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Nominated for eight Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscar) including Best Film, this engaging, tender dramedy explores the knotty relationship between an irascible mechanic and his exuberant special-needs son. When his ex-wife dies, Reuven must take over caring for Gadi, his now-adult son. The bond between them gradually grows but then is tested by events that raise profound moral and legal questions. A rare, honest depiction of special-needs characters, told with gentle humor and sensitivity, Shoelaces is the highly personal project of director Jacob Goldwasser, himself a parent of a special-needs child.

Thursday, July 11 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

Director: Jacob Goldwasser
Country: Israel
Running Time: 90 min
Year: 2018
Language: Hebrew (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Narrative

AWARD Shoelaces

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Maurice and Susan Zauderer in honor of