20 2019

10th Annual Jewish Film Festival Wrap Up

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Emanuel 7 Haggetts Pond Road
Andover, MA 01810

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In this award-winning Israeli family dramedy, surly mechanic Reuven takes in his exuberant adult special-needs son, Gadi, after his ex-wife’s untimely death. As Gadi becomes accustomed to life with Reuven and Reuven begins to enjoy parenthood, their world is turned upside down by Reuven’s failing kidneys. Gadi wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects. Furious, Gadi sets out to claim his right to do something meaningful, on his own, and help his father. Thoughtful, poignant, and unexpectedly funny, Shoelaces explores the complex relationships through the delicate lens of its special-needs hero. Winner Audience Award Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2019. Winner Audience Award Boston Israeli Film Festival 2019, Winner Best Feature Film LA Jewish Film Festival. Director: Jacob Goldwasser, 2018 Israel, 90 minutes, Hebrew (with English subtitles)