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SHIVA BABY : where the last thing on everyone”s mind is Mourning

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  For her debut feature  film Emma Seligman adapted her only brilliant funny short SHIVA BABY so successfully that she picked up the Best Screenplay Award at Outfest this year.  We always knew that ‘jews’ and ‘gays’ usually make good ingredients for comedy especially ones that take aim at both communities, but rarely do they … Continue reading



MINYAN: Coming Out Gay and Jewish

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  When queer documentarian Eric Steel  adapted David Bezmozgis ‘s short story MINYAN into his first feature film the narrative became much more personal.  Like the protagonist David (Samuel H. Levine) ., Steel grew up in a New York Jewish family in the 1980’s when being gay in the midst of an AIDS pandemic was … Continue reading



Never Again is Now : how the rise in antisemitism is a threat to all Jewish lives

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  Evelyn Marcus a Dutch Jew starts her documentary acknowledging about her extremely good fortune that both her parents, and their families, were Holocaust survivors.  Growing up in a Amsterdam suburb as a comfortable middle class family in the post WW2 Years, the emphasis of the Marcus family was celebrating life to the fullest. This … Continue reading



Four unforgettable GAY JEWISH movies from Heymann Brothers Films

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  Barak and Tomer Heymann together are award-winning Heymann Brothers Films who have made some of the best Jewish gay documentaries which are now being given a mini retrospective next month that the Stonewall National Museum & Archives are presenting with the Congregation Etz Chaim in Wilton Manors. Based in Israel the two talented filmmakers draw … Continue reading



Buttmitzvah THE hottest place for queer Jewish nightlife

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BUTTMITZVAH is London’s first ever queer Jewish club night, a brand new, shlongtastically fabulous take on the ancient ritual into adulthood.  It’s the place that where faygala can meet faygala (or even a nice goy) without the need for any yenta  NOWNESS have made a beautiful little doc about Buttmitzvah in their words “one of London’s hottest new club … Continue reading



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