Trembling before G-d [videorecording] / [presented by] Simcha Leib Productions and Turbulent Arts in association with Keshet Broadcasting, Ltd. (Israel) in co-production with Pretty Pictures (Paris) and Cinephil, Ltd. (Tel Aviv) ; produced by Sandi Simcha Dubowski and Marc Smolowitz in creative collaboration with and edited by Susan Korda ; director/producer, Sandi Simcha Dubowski ; producer, Marc Smolowitz.
"An unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays people who face a profound dilemma"--Container.
Closed-captioned; optional Hebrew, Yiddish or Spanish subtitles.
Title also in Hebrew.
"A New Yorker Films release."
Videodisc release of a 2001 motion picture.
"16/9, compatible 4/3, letterboxed"--Container.
Disc 2 contains special features: Trembling on the road featurette, Tomboychik, interview with the director, more with Rabbi Steve Greenberg, more with the rabbis, behind the silhouettes, Petach Lev, Mark: the musical, conversation with editor/creative collaborator Susan Korda, deleted scene, What is the atonement ceremony for sexual sins?, theatrical trailer, international resources, links, and glossary.
Director of photography, David Leitner ; music, John Zorn.
Shot on location in Israel, New York City, London, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Teddy Award, Berlin Film Festival; GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.
Consensus: Trembling Before G-d looks at the effects of religious morality on believers whose sexuality falls outside the accepted norm with intelligence and compassion.
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