The Tenth Man

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Directed by Daniel Burman
2015 / Argentina / 80 min. / Color / In Spanish with English subtitles

After many years away, Ariel (Alan Sabbagh) is summoned by his distant father to his childhood home in the bustling Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires, known as El Once. Over the course of seven days, during the vibrant holiday of Purim, Ariel seeks to reconnect with his father, who runs a Jewish charity and is regarded as a big macher in the close-knit community, but was frequently absent due to his obligation to fulfill the Jewish quorum of having 10 men present at all funerals. It’s from this theological conundrum that the film derives not just its English title but also its momentum as Ariel grapples with his religious upbringing and the ways it informed his relationship with his father.

Q&A with Special Guest: Shayna Weingast- Assistant Programmer, Filmmaker Manager at Tribeca Film Festival

Official Selection, 2016 Berlinale Film Festival (Panorama Special Opening Film)
Official Selection, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival