Out in the Dark / 7th San Joaquin International Film Festival
Out in the Dark
Directed by Michael Mayer
Sometimes the best way to explore a conflict is by looking at a few individuals affected by it. For Nimr and Roy, the divide between Israel and Palestine will try their love and test the failing systems of each of their countries. Nimr meets Roy in a tiny gay bar, after sneaking into Tel Aviv from Ramallah. The instant chemistry between them makes their love seem like a foregone conclusion, but the hatred between the Israeli and Palestinian governments and their own families thwart their simple desire to be together at every turn. Nimr has a student permit to cross into Tel Aviv, though like everything else in the region, the politics and governmental pressures don't stop to care about little things like love, especially not love as taboo as that between two men. Director and co-writer Michael Mayer approaches his characters beautifully: the only time the film feels peaceful is when Roy and Nimr are together, hidden away from the people who are certain that those on the other side of the conflict have no redeeming qualities. Mayer and his co-writer Yael Shafrir have created characters in Roy and Nimr that are flawed and exist with the prejudices of their peoples, but their feelings for each other allows them to grow, and should give us all hope: perhaps this endless conflict can find an end through love. --Seattle International Film Festival
Length: 96 minutes
Production: Israel, USA
Languages: in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
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Janet Leigh Theatre at University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
|Minimum Age: 13|
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