Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – Stay With Us

February 19, 2023 Atlanta $18.00
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Paralleling his own real conversion to Catholicism, French-Jewish entertainer Gad Elmaleh takes a journey of spiritual discovery in this poignant, warmly humorous self-portrait. Fusing fictional and autobiographical elements, Elmaleh directs and stars—alongside his Jewish-Moroccan family—in this religious “coming out.” Harboring a crisis of faith, the actor-comedian returns home to Paris after some years in America. When his bewildered parents (Elmaleh’s actual mother and father, portraying themselves) discover their son’s plans to be baptized, a tumultuous struggle for acceptance ensues. Delicately facing a difficult topic, this affirmation of faith and family features moving, semi-improvised performances and trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf’s gentle fusion score.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:35 pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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