Sabbath Queen

Sandi DuBowski
/ United States
/ 2024
/ 102 mins
/ English, Hebrew, Yiddish
International Premiere

Drag queen rebel, radical rabbi of reinvention, interfaith love and peace.
Filmed over 21 years the film follows Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie's epic journey as the dynastic heir of 38 generations of Orthodox rabbis. He is torn between rejecting and embracing his destiny and becomes a drag-queen rebel, a queer father, and the founder of Lab/Shul - an everybody-friendly, God-optional, artist-driven, pop-up experimental congregation. 

The film joins Amichai on a lifelong quest to creatively and radically reinvent religion and ritual, challenge patriarchy and supremacy, champion interfaith love, and stand up for peace, ceasefire, and an end to the Occupation in Israel/Palestine. The film interrogates what Jewish survival means in a difficult rapidly changing 21st century. 

with director Sandi DuBowski following the screening on
* 27 June, 8:15 pm, at Lumiere Cinemas
* 30 June, 3:30 pm, at Alice Cinema

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Film Info

Director: Sandi DuBowski
Producer: Leslie Knott, Sandi DuBowski
Country: United States
Language: English, Hebrew, Yiddish
Year: 2024
Duration: 102 mins
Category: Bridges of Understanding

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