Our friends at the UKJFF have kindly given Keshet UK an exclusive preview of stills from the film that has its UK premiere on Thursday 14th November 2013. We can't wait to see it - have you bought your tickets yet? We hear they are selling fast! http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/ukjff_snails_in_the_rain/14814/
Deark Keshet UK,
Im a Writer with The Gay UK.
with the Christmas season approaching I am currently working on a series of articles aiming to address the idea of homosexuality, and homosexual relationships, within a religious context. Be that within a family setting or within a religious community (church, synagogue, mosque etc)
Throughout the month of December i will be looking at Religion and Sexuality across the community, speaking with both Homosexual and heterosexual people, those for and against homosexuality and the presence of religion.
Im interested in exploring both the acceptance of homosexuality and the belief that homosexuality is not acceptable; positive and negative views, either way.
I was wondering If i could perhaps trouble you for an interview, or whether or not you might be able to put me in contact with anyone that might be willing to share their story…again; from across the community; positive or negative.
"OUT IN THE DARK" - http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/UKJFF_Out_In_The_Dark/14800/#showtimes
(2012, 96 min)
Dir. Michael Mayer
Tuesday 5th November, 19:30, Odeon Swiss cottage, 96 Finchley Road, London, 0871 224 4007
“COMPELLING AND INTIMATE… PULSES WITH URGENCY, LONGING AND RAW FEELING” Hollywood Reporter
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tribeca Film Festival 2012
Fast-paced and tender love story turns action thriller in this gripping debut feature from director Michael Mayer.
Handsome Jewish lawyer Roy Schaefer meets equally cute Palestinian psychology student Nimr Mashrawi at a Tel Aviv nightclub and the two fall for each other straight away.
But Nimr’s family don’t know about his secret life which is threatening to destroy their family’s ‘honour’, not to mention suspicions in the village that their son is an Israeli collaborator. What starts out as a simple romance takes on a dark and far more sinister direction. An engrossing watch with superbly understated performances from Michael Aloni and Nicholas Jacob as the central characters.
Contains scenes of a sexually explicit nature
"SNAILS IN THE RAIN" - http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/UKJFF_Snails_In_The_Rain/14814/#showtimes
(2013, 82 min, UK premiere)
Dir. Yariv Mozer
Thursday 14th November, 19:30, Odeon Swiss cottage, 96 Finchley Road,
London, 0871 224 4007
Linguistics student Boaz is used to receiving plenty of attention from the girls but this time it’s anonymous, obsessive and from another man. A flood of love letters unlocks disturbing memories for Boaz whose own sexual identity suddenly seems less than secure.
Director Mozer brings his documentary eye for detail to bear on this well-paced drama, teasing out the ambiguities and sexual tensions of day to day fleeting glances and casual conversations.
Based on a short story from the book The Garden of Dead Trees (Zmorah Bitan 1995) by Yossi Avni Levy.
Contains scenes of a sexually explicit nature
"DAYS OF AWE"
(2012, 12 min)
Dir. Rehana Rose Khan
The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for mercy,
introspection and forgiveness. But who is wanting of forgiveness?
(2013, 90 min, UK Premiere)
Dir. Eytan Fox
Closing Night Gala - Sunday 17th November
Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR, 020 7328 1000
With reception at 19:00
Followed by discussion with film director Eytan Fox
“WATCHING CUPCAKES IS LIKE TAKING AN EXTRAVAGANT 90-MINUTE VACATION FROM REALITY, AND WHO COULDN’T USE A VACATION THESE DAYS?” Jerusalem Post
Award-winning filmmaker Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger, Walk On Water) returns with a stylized, gossamer-light musical comedy about life, love and friendship.
When heartbroken Tel Aviv baker Anat gets together with her friends to watch a Eurovision-style song contest, the catchy tune they write to cheer her up unexpectedly ends up as Israel’s entry for the contest! But will the good-natured friends survive the cut-throat world of the pop business? With feelgood music
by Babydaddy (Scissor Sisters), technicolor styling à la Almodóvar and an unashamedly entertaining storyline that could have come from Friends, this hit musical comedy is the guiltiest pleasure of the year.
UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2013
30 October- 17 November
Tel: +44(0)20 3176 0048
2013 Programme: http://ukjewishfilm.org/uk-jewish-film-festival-2013-programme/
Keshet UK are delighted to invite you to join this one day training course to learn how to promote and increase LGBT inclusion in the Jewish community. Participants who either self-define as Orthodox Jews or work with and in Orthodox Jewish institutions are invited to learn about inclusion, and together develop ideas on how to address this important topic within an Orthodox community.
We will cover topics such as gender, sexuality and language;identity and privilege; tools for inclusion and planning for change.This training course is inspired by, and uses the resources from, our sister organisation Keshet USA. To find out more please email Alma: firstname.lastname@example.org Please register your interest on this form now and we will be in touch with you with more information soon.To cover costs for training materials and a kosher lunch, we request a £5 contribution from each participant, though all are welcome even if they are unable to make a financial contribution.