SATURDAY, MAY 4 • 9:00 PM (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME) • ALEXANDER GRASS CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE
SUNDAY, MAY 5 • 2:00 PM • MIDTOWN CINEMA
Israel, 2021/Comedy-drama, 90 minutes/Hebrew w/ subtitles/Written by Noa Erenberg, Galit Hoogi/Directed by Lior Ashkenazi
Seven childhood friends, now in their 40s, meet for dinner to watch a rare lunar eclipse. While they wait, one of them suggests a game in which all of their cell phones are placed on the table, and every text message, call, or notification that anyone receives is revealed for all to see. A surprising amount of discomfort is expressed at the very thought of such a game; nevertheless, it proceeds, and before long it becomes clear among these lifelong friends that in some rather significant respects, they don’t know each other at all. Perfect Strangers began as a 2016 Italian film that struck a universal chord: the film has been adapted more than a dozen times, in cultures as diverse as Mexico, Greece, France, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Romania, and Lebanon. The Israeli outing marks the directing debut of Israeli acting powerhouse Lior Ashkenazi, who also stars in our Film Series’ February offering, Karaoke.
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