Shorts Bundle 2

Films

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Beefies

Narrative Short, USA, 2021. Directed by Adam Lebowitz-Lockard.
When a young Jewish man tries to make his recently deceased mother’s Passover recipe for a pandemic Seder, he discovers he must re-connect with his estranged brother to find the recipe. They both realize the best way to honor their mom is by doing the only thing that makes sense: Cooking. Beefies is a comedic short about family, connection, and trying not to burn down your kitchen.

Circumcise Me

Documentary/Comedy Short, USA/Israel, 2014. Directed by David Blumenfeld and Matthew Kalman.
“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 - Reformed, Conservative and Orthodox. His spiritual journey began as a drug-drenched teenager in Philadelphia and ended in Jerusalem among the suicide bombs of the Palestinian intifada. So what's to laugh about? It's the way he tells it. A hilarious, searching and moving story of one man's quest for spiritual enlightenment against the bewildering backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Shabbos Goy

Comedy Short, USA, 2019. Directed by Talia Osteen.
It’s Shabbat, and for Orthodox Jews, G-d literally forbids the use of electricity. So when a vibrator goes rogue during their evening prayers, a charming, young Orthodox woman must go on a quest to find a willing non-Jew to handle the problem for her. Silly and irreverent, this short film tickles the funny bone in all of us.