Thursday, January 10, 2019
8 PM @ National Museum of American Jewish History
Director: Jacob Goldwasser
Genre: Narrative Feature
Running Time: 1 hr 38 min
Language: In Hebrew with English subtitles
General Admission: $13
Don’t miss an encore screening of one of our most beloved narrative films from Fall Fest!
In this emotional Israeli family dramedy, surly mechanic Reuven (Doval’e Glickman, Big Bad Wolves) reluctantly takes in his exuberant special-needs son, Gadi (Nevo Kimchi, Footnote), after his mother’s untimely death. As Gadi becomes accustomed to life with Reuven, Reuven’s world turns upside down by his newfound obligations of supervisor and caregiver. Yet, something has awoken in Reuven since Gadi came back into his life. In discovering that he enjoys both the responsibility and affection afforded by parenthood, Reuven vows to make up for his past shortcomings before it is too late.
Thoughtful, poignant, and unexpectedly funny, SHOELACES explores the complex dynamics of adult parent-child relationships through the delicate lens of its special-needs hero.