I SHOT MY LOVE
Israel, 2010, documentary
German and Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Tomer Heymann
Best Mid-Length Award, HotDocs Film Festival, Canada 2010
Audience Choice Award, Taiwan Documentary Int'l Film Festival 2010
Best Documentary, Side By Side GLBT Film Festival, Russia 2010
Seventy years after his grandfather escaped from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli director Tomer Heymann returns to the country of his ancestors to present a film at the Berlin International Film Festival. There he meets a man who will change his life. A 48-hour love affair originating in a bar develops into a significant relationship between Tomer and Andreas Merk, a German dancer. When Andreas decides to move to Tel Aviv, he has to cope with a new relationship, the complex realities of life in Israel and his personal connection to it as a German citizen. And then there’s Tomer’s Jewish mother, who cannot help but try to influence her son’s life in this personal, yet universal, triangular love story.
ESTHER AND ME
USA, 2010, short
Director: Lisa Geduldig
Esther Weintraub is a funny, feisty, politically-minded former model and stand-up comedian who comes back to life when a spring chicken in her 40s--lesbian comedian/comedy producer Geduldig--befriends her.
Join us for a pre-film schmooze over Israeli wine beginning at 7:45
POST-FILM DISCUSSION WITH filmmaker Lisa Geduldig and Halley Cohen, Director, The DCJCC's GLOE--Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement
CO-SPONSORED BY the Embassy of Israel and One in Ten/Reel Affirmations
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH The DCJCC's GLOE--Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement