Family Friendly Evening at the Beth Tikvah Synagogue
“Is it hot in here or am I the only one dressed for Poland in the 17th century?” Yisrael Campbell looks more like a rabbi than a comedian, but don’t be fooled by the big black hat, frock coat and Hasidic side-curls. Born Chris Campbell, the son of an ex-nun and a Catholic schoolteacher, he converted to Judaism not once, but three times – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. Circumcise Me questions the place and purpose of comedic entertainment, asking what it is okay to joke about and what should be off-limits. It is a hilarious, searching and moving story of one man’s quest for spiritual enlightenment.
You never will look at a Chanukah candle the same way again…
|Director||David Blumenfeld & Matthew Kalman|
|Source||Seventh Art Releasing|