Event Type: Panel|Q&A|Virtual screening

Two (online)

Omer and Bar are deliriously in love and can’t wait to start a family. On their first visit to the sperm bank, they are filled with hope and excitement for their future together. When one visit turns into five, however, emotions start to run high and things become tense. When Omer’s ex, Yoni, enters the picture as a potential sperm donor, more questions arise as the pair determine the lengths they will go to attain motherhood.

Nudity, adult language, sexual content.

Length: 75 minutes

Cast: Gil Desiano

Director: Astar Elkayam

Writer: Astar Elkayam

Co-presented with aGLIFF
Introduction by director Astar Elkayam.
Two trailer.

Screening will be accompanied by a Q&A.

Q&A panel with director Astar Elkayam and actress Mor Polaneur will play immediately after the film in-theater and be available as bonus content for virtual participants.

Dirty Tricks (online)

Hold on to your spades and hearts, the game of bridge is about to shock you. It is the most popular card game in the world, but competitive bridge is as far from a retirement home tournament as you can imagine. With cut-throat competition, million-dollar endorsements and celebrity-like followings, bridge is now an international sport. So when the world’s best player, child prodigy Lotan Fisher from Israel, is accused of cheating by none other than his nemesis and former teammate Boye Brogeland of Norway, a scandal of dirty tricks ensues. Is this simply a case of sour grapes or is high-end bridge a complete sham? Fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, expert bridge strategists and even top criminal scientists all weigh in on what could be the most absurdly outrageous fall from grace in the game’s history. Forget what you thought you knew about your grandmother’s bridge game.

Adult language.

Length: 100 minutes

Cast: Lotan Fisher

Director: Daniel Sivan

Writer: Daniel Sivan

Invitation from Lotan Fisher, star of Dirty Tricks.
Dirty Tricks trailer.

Screening will be accompanied by a Q&A.

Q&A panel with director Daniel Sivan and film subject Lotan Fisher will play immediately after the film in-theater and be available as bonus content for virtual participants.

Tiger Within (online)

An unlikely friendship between a troubled, homeless teen, and a Holocaust survivor, sparks larger questions of ignorance, fear, lies, family, love, forgiveness and our divided world at large in this moving story. Tired of her neglectful mother choosing her boyfriend’s comfort over her welfare, 14 year old Casey is a deeply angry but naive teenager ready to burn the world down with her simmering hostility. Thinking she may fare better with her absentee father, she journeys to meet him, his wife and their 3 daughters, but loses her nerve when she overhears them talking badly about her at the train station. Feeling abandoned, she roams the streets of Los Angeles with only the clothes on her back. It’s her distinctive leather jacket bearing the mark of a swastika, that captures the attention of thoughtful senior Samuel. Taking refuge in a Jewish cemetery to sleep, Samuel happens upon her when visiting the grave of his beloved wife and tentatively strikes up a conversation. Mistrustful, but hungry, Casey accepts his offer of food and a safe place to sleep and refresh. Having been taught by her mother that the Holocaust was a fiction, she is surprised to learn that Samuel experienced this history firsthand and that his children were murdered in the camps. Following through on a promise made to his deceased wife to erase the lingering hate in his heart, Samuel makes it his mission to befriend the misguided teen. For if he can forgive her, he can master his anger, and if she can forgive herself, she can be free. To top it off, this engaging film stars multiple Emmy Award winning actor, Ed Asner in a once-in-a-lifetime performance.


Adult language and themes.

Length: 98 minutes

Cast: Ed Asner, Margot Josefsohn

Written by: Gina Wendkos

Director: Rafal Zielinski

Introduction by lead actress Margot Josefsohn
Tiger Within trailer.

Screening will be accompanied by a Q&A.

Q&A panel with director Rafal Zielinski, screenwriter Gina Wendkos, and lead actress Margot Josefsohn will play immediately after the film in-theater and be available as bonus content for virtual participants.

Marry Me However (online)

The film tells the stories of LGBT men and women who, for religious reasons, decided to marry against their own sexual orientation, to comply with Torah laws and be accepted into their families and religious communities. Some shared their secret with their partners, some kept it hidden, and some lied even to themselves. After their divorces, they confront the conflicts they repressed: their faith and religious laws; children, family and community; exposure to society and search for a partner. The characters experience a journey of self-acceptance and social activism, as they try to affect a change in their religious environments. The film also follows the women who married and divorced homosexual partners, as well as rabbis and psychologists who seek a solution to an unsolvable conflict.

Adult themes.

Length:  63 minutes

Director: Mordechai Vardi

Writer: Mordechai Vardi

Marry Me However trailer.
  • Screening will be accompanied by a Q&A panel with members of Eshel and Keshet.

    Q&A will play immediately after the film in-theater and be available as bonus content for virtual participants.

For more information on Eshel’s work go to Eshelonline.org or contact Rabbi Steve Greenberg directly at steve@eshelonline.org.

Shamir His Way (online)

The film reveals for the first time the extraordinary life of Yitzhak Shamir, former Prime Minister of Israel, and a groundbreaking leader who has impacted the Middle East for decades.

Length:  60 minutes

Director: Igal Lerner

Introduction by Yair Shamir, son of Yitzhak Shamir.

Screening will be accompanied by a Q&A.

Q&A panel with director Igal Lerner and Yair Shamir, son of Yitzhak Shamir will play immediately after the film in-theater and be available as bonus content for virtual participants.