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Minyan

Dir. Eric Steel | 118 min
Narrative USA 2021
EnglishHebrewRussianYiddishGerman with English subtitles

“VISUALLY ENCHANTING….DESERVES TO BE ON EVERYONE’S WATCHLIST” – The Forward

“HEARTFEALT AND HONEST” Screen International

“EXQUISITELY REALIZED”Los Angeles Times

 

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David (Samuel H. Levine) is a teenager at a strict yeshiva in Brighton Beach at the height of the 1980s. While helping his grandfather (Ron Rifkin) settle into a retirement facility in the tight-knit Russian Jewish enclave he calls home, he meets Itzik and Herschel, two elderly closeted gay men who open him up to the possibility of connection, community—and love. Finding his way to the East Village, David finds solace in like-minded souls, and quietly blossoms. When Itzik dies and the neighbors want to throw Herschel out, David must stand up to defend his discoveries about himself and where he belongs.

From writer-director Eric Steel (The Bridge) comes a story of strength in numbers, as one young man wakes up to the realities of a new life — where youth, desire and risk collide with the indelible specters of the past. Steele was inspired by a line from James Baldwin that he had copied into an old notebook when he was in high school — and that now plays a central part in Minyan.

“Go back to where you started, or as far back as you can, examine all of it, travel your road again and tell the truth about it. Sing or shout or testify or keep it to yourself; but know whence you came.” — James Baldwin

Schedule

Friday, November 121:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Saturday, November 137:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Sunday, November 145:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Wednesday, November 177:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Saturday, November 205:30 PM Cafritz Hall

8:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Sunday, November 215:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Tuesday, November 237:00 PM Cafritz Hall

Wednesday, November 247:00 PM Cafritz Hall

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