Marry Me However  חתונה הפוכה

Virtual Screening
The link to watch this movie will be available on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm. To receive the link, please join the festival's mailing list.

The film tells the stories of LGBT men and women who, for religious reasons, decided to marry against their own sexual orientation, to comply with Torah laws and be accepted into their families and religious communities. Some shared their secret with their partners, some kept it hidden, and some lied even to themselves. After their divorces, they confront the conflicts they repressed: their faith and religious laws; children, family and community; exposure to society and search for a partner. The characters experience a journey of self-acceptance and social activism, as they try to affect a change in their religious environments. The film also follows the women who married and divorced homosexual partners, as well as rabbis and psychologists who seek a solution to an unsolvable conflict.

Hoping for the Wrong Future: A Special Live Panel

Sunday, March 21 at 4pm EST join Miryam Kabakov, Executive Director of Eshel who will moderate a discussion with filmmaker, Rabbi Mordechai Vardi, author/educator Rabbi Steven Greenberg, clinical social worker, Motti Salzberg and Shoni Braun, a mother of four children, formally married to gay husband.

We are very excited to be partnering with Eshel, a national support, education and advocacy organization for Orthodox LGBTQ Jews and their families. Eshel is working with the filmmaker, Rabbi Mordechai Vardi and with Go2Films to bring this groundbreaking documentary to North American audiences and has put together a stellar panel for today's discussion.

Country: Israel
Release Date: 2020
Time: 63 minutes
Director: Mordechai Vardi
Topics: Judaism, LGBT