2023 Mayerson JCC Film Festival

Marry Me However [Virtual Film Screening]

Expired March 1, 2023 12:30 AM
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DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM Periphery (28 minutes)

by Sara Yacobi-Harris

CONTENT WARNING: brief language

Monday, February 27 | 7:30pm ET | Virtual


Rabbi Mordechai Vardi

Film Director

Rabbi Steven Greenberg

Founding Director of Eshel 

Presenting Partner: Cincinnati Hillel 

This documentary tells the story of several men and women who marry against their orientation in order to fulfill religious and cultural expectations. We hear painful accounts of confusion, deception, anger and guilt. The film exposes how both the gay partners and their straight spouses suffer devastating consequences when they are expected to follow these norms. The film subjects experience journeys of self-acceptance and social activism, as they try to affect change in their religious environments.

Trigger Warning: suicide, conversion therapy

Content Warning: sexual references

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  • Runtime
    63 minutes
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  • Director
    Mordechai Vardi
  • Producer
    Mordechai Vardi
  • Cinematographer
    Mordechai Vardi, Raaya Vardi Teboule
  • Editor
    Gideon Latzman
  • Sound Design
    Rotem Dror