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Tickets are free for this event thanks to the sponsorship of the Sustainability Institute at Penn State. Please check out our In-Person events for an evening with BEANS and MAZEL TOV on Monday, November 1, at 8pm. Post screening discussion will include members of the film and activists. Stay tuned for more details!

At a banquet hall in Israel, at the height of a war, Adam Weizmann's bar mitzvah party turns into a glorious catastrophe. On the cusp of manhood- and on the verge of a nervous breakdown- Adam takes a crucial step toward coming to terms with his sexuality.

Director Bio:

Eli Zuzovsky is an Israeli-born director, writer, and journalist. A 2021 Rhodes Scholar-Elect, he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a BA in Filmmaking and English Literature. At Harvard, he was the features editor of The Harvard Advocate and received honors like The Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, The Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, and The Artist Development Fellowship.

Zuzovsky’s short film MAZEL TOV, starring Israeli Academy Award-winner Maya Dagan, Amit Rahav (Netflix’s Unorthodox), and Amir Khoury (Netflix’s Fauda), was shortlisted for The 2021 Israeli Academy Award. His work has been presented at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The American Repertory Theater, and Tzavta Theater, among others. His writing and translations have appeared in publications like Haaretz, The Times of Israel, and The Harvard Political Review.

He has created works for the screen, stage, and page about the refugee crisis, Greek monsters, Benjamin Netanyahu, former drug addicts who box, lesbian ghosts, Allen Ginsberg’s mom, the French presidential election, the first openly trans I.D.F. soldiers, neoliberal tax reforms, Harvard’s homophobic past, and other themes.

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    Eli Zuzovsky