Oma

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Menashe
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 2 Sun, Apr 23, 2017 6:00 PM
Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
Film Info
Section:Narrative Competition
Length:Short
Genre:Drama
Run Time:10
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:NR
Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Daniella Rabbani
Cast:Lynn Cohen | Daniella Rabbani | Tibor Feldman | Eliza Foss | Shannon Dionne | Melissa Jane Osborne
Producer:Mike Hayhurst | Danelle Eliav | Melissa Jane Osborne | Daniel Sirkin
Screenwriter:Melissa Jane Osborne
Cinematographer:Zoe White
Editor:Jesse Ruuttila
Music:Bruce Aronson

Description

Dana Bloch is nearly 30 and lives at home with her parents. A Ph. D candidate studying genocide and film, Dana connects with the world around her through a screen. Adept in facts, she has collected hundreds of stories from holocaust survivors, but the only one that escapes her is her own grandmother’s. At 90 years old, Dana’s grandmother, Ethel Mueller, is sharp, sexy, and meticulously put together. She lives in New Jersey alone in a retirement community she finds to be ‘lacking’. She has one daughter to whom she no longer speaks. Most people like Ethel, but she doesn’t always like them. Dana and Ethel meet for the first time in 20 years on camera. As Dana attempts to get Ethel’s story, Ethel is reluctant. She agreed to this meeting to see her granddaughter, and if she’s going to rehash the past it’ll be on her own terms. What ensues is a cat and mouse game of facts and missed connections. As Dana gets closer to getting Ethel to speak, she realizes that the person in front of her is more interesting than the story she intended to get.

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