Kaddish for a Friend with The Bris, a short - Scottsdale
KADDISH FOR A FRIEND (Germany)
Director: Leo Khasin
Drama - 93 minutes, German w/English Subtitles
Harkins Camelview 5 Mon. Feb. 11th, 7 PM
Think of your very truest friendships. They grow from early years, from strong mutual interests, even from the trinity of marriage: spouse, lover, and friend. But a friendship of two persons at opposite ends of the life cycle: Arab teenager Ali, who knows you only by what he is taught by family and peers, and the old Russian Jew Alexander who only knows you by bitter memories and as the anti-Semitic target he has become for Ali and his friends. How could any friendship overcome such harsh stereotyping and enmity? With two main characters, wonderfully drawn and who will draw you to them, you will want to see if just possibly there could be the makings of a friendship. Perhaps it might even help a little to answer that ancient biblical query: "Friends, wherefore art thou come?"
THE BRIS (Australia)
Director: C.J. Johnson, Comedy, 15 minutes, English
On his deathbed, Marcus' father tells his son that he's not actually Jewishand so he must be circumcised before he dies in order to be buried alongside his wife. But the Rabbi is not willing to do this so Marcus decides to take matters into his own hands to let his father die in peace.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Murray Henner, Professor at Embry-Riddle University and ASU School of Law
Dr. Henner teaches International Law, Human Rights Law, Global Situation and the Holocaust at Embry-Riddle in Prescott, Arizona. A professor at the ASU School of Law, he has authored several books on International and Human Rights Law. In a continuing effort to promote diversity on the Embry-Riddle Campus, each year Dr. Henner brings many of his students to this film festival to learn more about the Holocaust.
Harkins Camelview 5
7001 E. Highland
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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