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A Holocaust survivor born and raised in a different time must now face the realities of the modern world. when confronted with an unfamiliar object, an iPhone. Will Mordecai be able to fit into a world that has changed so much around him?

A heart-warming movie based on a true story, iMordecai stars Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy-winning actor Judd Hirsch (star of the Emmy-winning sitcom Taxi, Ordinary People, Independence Day) as Mordecai Samels and Academy Award-nominated actress Carol Kane (Hester Street) as his wife, Fela, both survivors from Poland, who are now living in Miami. Their son, Marvin (Academy Award-nominated actor Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings), is an ambitious cigar maker trying to support his own family while still being there for his aging parents. But when Mordecai’s ancient flip phone breaks, he starts to take lessons from Nina (newcomer Azia Dinea Hale), a yong employee of Ultratech. She tutors Mordecai on his new iPhone, opening him up to all kinds of novel experiences and adventures, which makes him feel like a kid again. An uplifting comedy and a love letter to the city of Miami, iMordecai urges us all to live the one life we have to the fullest.

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Festivals and Awards

  • 2022, Miami Jewish Film Festival
    Winner - Audience Award, Best Narrative Film

Screening Details

Film Info

DirectorMarvin Samel
CastJudd Hirsch, Carol Kane, Sean Astin
Runtime 82 min
Genre ,