About The Event

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:15pm to 10:30pm
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
07670 Tenafly

"Shoelaces" tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's (60) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He's furious with the committee's decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father's life. Through the film's portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection, and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them.

The IAC Cinematec was founded by Dr. Etti Inbal, to introduce Israeli films, film makers, and daily life in Israel to the US public. The goal is to create a community of Israeli and American films’ fans and to encourage a dialog between them. The films will be screened with English subtitles. A guest speaker (Director, Actor, or a film professional) will discuss issues related to the film in English.

8:15 - Reception

8:30 - Screening followed by a discussion with film director Yankul Goldwasser

Please get your tickets in advance. Tickets at the door are $17.

Iגדי הוא ילד-איש עם פיגור קל, בעל חוש הומור ייחודי, צחוק מתגלגל ואופטימיות אין סופית. מותה הפתאומי של אמו מאלץ את גדי לעבור באופן זמני אל אביו הביולוגי, ראובן, ממנו היה מנותק רוב חייו. ראובן, השקוע בבעיות חייו שלו, תמיד נרתע ממפגשים עם בנו יוצא הדופן. אבל האהבה החבויה בין האב לבן נחשפת, נבנית ומתעצמת במהלך ההכרות המחודשת

8:00 - קבלת פנים

8:15 - הקרנה ומייד לאחר מכן שיחה עם הבמאי ינקול גולדווסר

אנא רכשו כרטיסים מראש. כרטיסים בדלת יימכרו ב-$17