About The Film
A heartwarming, joyous, and uplifting dramedy about the misadventures of a Buenos Aires rabbi who borrowed large sums of money to help his synagogue continue to serve the needy. Now years later, the unpaid debt has finally caught up with him, as a moneylender demands full repayment or he will seize the synagogue property. As a last-ditch, desperate attempt, he travels to Taiwan in search of unlikely donors to secure the synagogue's debts that will save his community. What follows is a journey that leads to unexpected financing and transcendence—a story that imparts the values of community spirit, family, and hope.
Special Event (via Zoom)
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR: Cocktail-Making + Conversation, Thurs, July 2 at 5pm
Belly up to the festival's virtual bar (a.k.a. your home bar) with Brooklyn mixologist Aaron Goldfarb and author of Gather Around Cocktails. Aaron will teach Zoom participants how to make tonight's signature "Silver Shalom" cocktail for our "it's 5 pm in Seattle" sendoff. Aaron will answer questions and talk about "Jewish spirits." Gather 'round for a conversation + cocktail making, before watching our final film feelin' good!
SILVER SHALOM COCKTAIL RECIPE (a.k.a. G-d's Last Word)
3/4 ounce gin (the Seattle-based Big Gin is a good option)
Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled couple or cocktail glass. No garnish.
Walter Tejblum is an Argentina-based director, producer. Previous films include: LA FIDELIDAD (2016), MALKA, UNA CHICA DE LA ZWI MIGDAL (2014), and A YEAR WITHOUT LOVE (2005).
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