TLVFEST 2018 – FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH

Monday, 7 May, 2018, 21:00, Tel Aviv Cinematheque

The 13th Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival will open on 31 May. On Monday, 7 May, at 21:00, we will hold the traditional festival program launch event. Yair Hochner, TLVFest Founder and Artistic Director, will present excerpts and trailers of major 2018 TLVFest films and reveal the identities of the main guests at the festival (approx. 45 minutes).

Afterwards, the following early premiere will be held:

Saturday Church
Direction: Damon Cardasis
Production: Adi Ezroni, Mandy Tagger, Damon Cardasis
Cast: Luka Kain, Regina Taylor
U.S.A., 2017, 82 min., English with Hebrew subtitles

Festivals:

Tribeca Film Festival 2017
San Francisco LGBT Film Festival 2017 – Best First Feature
Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2017 – Best Actor

Tickets are available at the Cinematheque website and the box office, or at 03-6060800, ext. 9.

Ulysses is a shy, effeminate boy of 14 who keeps his gender identity a secret from his environment. His father’s death places new responsibility on his shoulders. Life with his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt are stifling; he escapes to a world of fantasy, dancing, and music. Thanks to a chance meeting with a group of transgender and queer youths he discovers that his local church holds weekly Saturday evening meetings for LGBT teens, where he falls in love for the first time. For a while he manages keep his two spheres of existence separate, but when his aunt discovers his true identity, he must choose between living a lie and his the people who truly care about him.

The debut feature by producer Damon Cardasis is a moving musical drama that looks candidly at a young person confronting his identity and sexuality for the first time. Despite its serious subject matter, the Saturday Church is a sweet, honest film.