15 2020

Schenectady Jewish Film Festival: Shoelaces


Robert & Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center 2565 Balltown Road
Niskayuna, NY

Israel, 2018, 98 min., Hebrew w/subtitles

Reuben’s kidneys are failing and his adult special-needs son, Gadi, wants to donate one of his own kidneys to help save his father’s life.

However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi is furious with the

committee’s decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life. Through the film’s portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection, and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them. Directed by Jacob Goldwasser.

Additional showing Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 PM