YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT - NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
Young Professionals Night: Love, Sephardi Style
7:00 p.m. DEAR GOD directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv
Short Narrative, Israel, 2014, 16 min
Aaron is a simple man who guards the Wailing Wall. Day after day, a mysterious woman puts a note in between the ancient stones, and Aaron, recovering and reading the papers, fulfills her deepest wish.
7:15 p.m. JEWISH BLIND DATE directed by Anaëlle Morf
Short Narrative, Switzerland, 2016, 16 min
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying an observant Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch Test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
8:00 p.m. LOVE, IRANIAN-AMERICAN STYLE directed by Tanaz Eshaghian
Feature Documentary, USA, 2006, 63 min
Sexual purity, money, and a mother's worries come together in this humorous guided tour of America's status-obsessed Iranian Jewish community. As Tanazs Iranian family attempts to marry her off now that she's reached the age of 25, she vacillates between soppy American ideas of romance, and a more business-like Persian approach, and in the end may be unable to execute either.
Filmmaker in attendance for Q&As
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