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Film Fest: Redemption @ The NEON
13 June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$9
2018 | 100 min. | Drama | Hebrew
Menachem is a widowed single father working in a supermarket. A devout Orthodox Jew, he is devoted to his 7-yearold daughter Geula, who needs medical treatment his low wages can’t afford. He has the notion to contact his old friends and reunite their band. It’s a decision that leads Menachem to reassess his faith, his past and his own ambitions. Exploring themes of parental love, male friendship and the importance of being true to yourself, there’s a gentleness and sincerity about Redemption that belies a story pitching rock ’n’ roll against religion.
Winner: Best Actor & Ecumenical Jury Prize @ Karlovy Vary International FF; Audience Favorite Award, Leah Award for Jewish Heritage, & Van Leer Award for Music @ Jerusalem FF
Guest Speaker: Judith Schwartzman
Dr. Judith Schwartzman is a clinical psychologist who has 27 years of experience in the public and private sectors, specializing in family therapy and medical psychology. She has been clinical faculty at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology for 19 years. Judith is proudly the second generation in a four-generation Life Membership in Hadassah.