Israel/U.S., 89m, DCP

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Screened June 11–July 29, 2021

Michael (John Benjamin Hickey), a travel columnist for The New York Times, goes to Tel Aviv to write an article after suffering a tragedy. He is still grieving and the loss has caused problems between him and his husband. He just wants to do his research and go home. But when he sublets an apartment from Tomer (Niv Nissim), a young film student, he finds himself drawn into the life of the city. 
Michael hasn’t been to Israel since his Bar Mitzvah trip, which he didn’t enjoy much. His Jewish identity has never meant much to him. So he is surprised to find a city filled with fascinating contradictions and pulsing with life.
 An unlikely and intense bond he forms with Tomer transforms both their lives in unexpected ways.
 Director Eytan Fox (Yossi and Jagger) was born in New York City and raised in Israel. Through this story of a relationship between two men, Fox examines different sides of his own identity. A Greenwich Entertainment release

A film by Eytan Fox

Quite satisfying … in its portrait of the mutually beneficial intersection of two radically different lives.”

David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

A low-key observance of two men finding the beauty in each other’s mysteries and contradictions.”

Derek Smith, Slant Magazine