The Catskills

Thursday, May 2, 7 PM

Director: Lex Gillespie
Year: 2024
Run Time: 90 minutes
Country: US
Language: English
Genre:   Documentary


An offbeat, comedic journey that delights and surprises, Karaoke follows Tova and Meir, a standard aging couple with 46 years of marriage and two grown daughters. They live a comfortable life, with Meir currently on sabbatical from his academic professorship, and Tova running a boutique shop. Their lives get a jolt of excitement from their neighbor from above, Itzik, who invites them to his penthouse for karaoke nights. Tova and Meir fall hard for Itzik’s energetic lifestyle. They enter into a competition amongst their other neighbors and soon themselves, trying to win Itzik’s attention. Sasson Gabay (The Band’s Visit) as Meir, Lior Ashkenazy (Footnote, Late Marriage) as Itzik and Rita Shukrun as Tova are the dream cast of this unique comedic drama from a director worth following.

Film Sponsor: 
Mark Alper and Janet Epstein


Followed by Dessert Reception

OUR MISSION:

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival has as its primary mission the presentation of films with Jewish content to advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

The festival seeks to offer quality entertainment that will create an ongoing vehicle for the Wilmington Jewish Community to strengthen its cultural foundation, promote diversity through higher visibility in the area and grow Wilmington’s reputation as a culturally vibrant Jewish community.

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