GNS Film Series - Monday, May 14
The Jewish Film Series will present a sophisticated cross-section of powerful and thought-provoking films with Jewish themes and/or featuring Jewish artists and filmmakers.
$65/per series subscription (Special price for GNS members!)
$15/individual films | $20 at the door
Films DO sell out. Make your reservations today!
To order tickets or for more information Contact GNAC - 516.829.2570, online @ www.greatneckarts.org/jewishfilm.htm
NEXT FILM ~ Monday, May 14, 7:30pm
A Matter of Size
followed by discussion with Dean Movshovitz, Director of Film and Media,
Office for Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York
An Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you’ve seen before! A hilarious and heart-warming tale about about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!
Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother made it no easier on him. His friends Aharon (Dvir Benedek) and Gidi (Alon Dahan) struggle with the issue of weight in their personal lives as well; from fear of losing a spouse to a “thinner” man, to coming out as a gay bear.
When Herzl loses his job as a cook and starts washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant, he discovers the world of Sumo, where large people such as himself are honored and appreciated. Through the restaurant owner Kitano (Togo Igawa), a former Japanese Sumo coach (supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel) , Herzl and his friends fall in love with a sport involving “two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos”. However, Herzl’s dedication to this demanding men-only sport threatens his budding relationship with Zehava (Irit Kaplan), a plus-size social worker.