Thursday, November 17

Special Events ArchiveBoston Jewish Film Festival 2016

Pushing Boundaries

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Pushing Boundaries is a collection of short films about people stepping outside their comfort zones. In Bacon and God’s Wrath, a woman grapples with abandoning a rule she can no longer rationalize; in The Fine Line a woman faces a decision that could change the way she sees herself forever. In the making of Women in Sink, the director herself straddles the line between film subject and filmmaker. These films will be shown together with the winning film from the FreshFlix Short FIlm Competition, which celebrates the work of young and emerging filmmakers.

Included Shorts

Bacon and God’s Wrath
Director Sol Friedman, 2015, Documentary (9min)
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time

Screened at Sundance Film Festival 2016 and Toronto International Film Festival 2016

The Fine Line
Director Dana Lerer, 2016, Fiction (27min)
While Maya, an ambitious young actress, is shooting a scene for a movie, she finds her personal boundaries challenged as she is caught between her need to please and her goals of success.

Women in Sink
Director Iris Zaki, 2015, Documentary (37min)
In a small Arab-owned salon in the heart of the Haifa, Jewish and Arab women come to get their hair done. Director Iris Zaki takes a job as a hair washer at the salon so she can get to know women of one of the most integrated Israeli cities, and tell the story of Israeli society through the eyes of the women.