Rent Trembling Before God (2001)

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1h 24min
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Synopsis:
Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school sweethearts.
Many have been tragically rejected and their pain is raw, yet with irony, humour, and resilience, they love, care, struggle, and debate with a thousand-year old tradition. Ultimately, they are forced to question how they can pursue truth and faith in their lives. Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami and San Francisco, Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and tradition in a modern world. For the first time, this issue has become a live, public debate in Orthodox circles, and the film is both witness and catalyst to this historic moment. What emerges is a loving and fearless testament to faith and survival and the universal struggle to belong.
Actors:
Shlomo Ashkinazy, , Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark, Shlomo Riskin, Yaakov Meir Weil
Directors:
Sandi Simcha Dubowski
Studio:
Anchor Bay
Genres:
Documentary
Countries:
Israel, Documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/03/2004
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • New Yorker Films Trailers
  • Feature - 'Trembling on the road' a look at the life-changing movement of the film around the world
  • Interview with the Director Sandi
  • Simcha Dubowski
  • Conversation with Editor/creative collaborator, Susan Korda
  • More with the Rabbis
  • More with Rabbi Steve Greeenberg - The first openly gay orthodox Rabbi
  • Petach Lev: The Trembling Israeli education project
  • Director's short film - TOMBOYCHIK
  • Behind the Silhouettes
  • What is the atonement ceremony for sexual sins?
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • MARK: the musical
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following bonus features:
New Yorker Films Trailers
Feature - 'Trembling on the road' a look at the life-changing movement of the film around the world
Interview with the Director Sandi
Simcha Dubowski
Conversation with Editor/creative collaborator, Susan Korda
More with the Rabbis
More with Rabbi Steve Greeenberg - The first openly gay orthodox Rabbi
Petach Lev: The Trembling Israeli education project
Director's short film - TOMBOYCHIK
Behind the Silhouettes
What is the atonement ceremony for sexual sins?
Theatrical Trailer
MARK: the musical

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