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Eyes Wide Open
Monday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Film and discussion
2009 - Israel - Hebrew/Yiddish (with English subtitles) - 90 minutes
Director: Haim Tabakman
Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day he hires Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, as an apprentice and soon develops feelings for him.
As the relationship grows, Aaron starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love--and lust--for Ezri. But a foreboding guilt, inner torment and intense condemnation from the community catch up with him, leading him to make a radical decision.
View a trailer of the film here.
Post-film discussion with special guests:
Rabbi Jeffrey Greenberg, Ordained Rabbi from Yeshiva University
Shira Frank, GLOE Advisory Committee Member
Jonathan Gilad, DC Minyan LGBT Liaison
Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J's Kurlander Program for Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement (GLOE)