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About The Film
Meet the new Frisco Kid. A Hasidic Chabad rabbi moves from Brooklyn to Bozeman, Montana, to bring his brand of Judaism out West across Big Sky country. Traditional values are challenged by his ambitious campaign: to place a mezuzah (small box with a parchment blessing) on the doorpost every Jewish home in town—nearly 2,000 spread across a state fourteen times the size of Israel. As Rabbi Bruk’s prominence grows, he faces neo-Nazi threats and resistance from established and skeptical Jews who object to his proselytizing while acknowledging he is popular and respected. The delicate balance between traditional values and the libertarian ethos of the American West is explored through one man’s faith and family.
Special Guest (via Zoom)
VIRTUAL DISCUSSION: Wed, July 1 at 6:00 pm
Amy Geller is an award winning director, actress, and producer known previously for BORDERLINE (2017), THE GUYS NEXT DOOR (2016), and STAY UNTIL TOMORROW (2004).
Gerald Peary is an actor, director, and producer known previously for FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM (2009), MIDWEST OF EDEN (2005), and FIRST PERSON (2000).
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