TLVFest Annual Fundraising Night
Israeli premiere of Eldar Rapaport’s “AUGUST”
Dir: Eldar Rapaport
With Murray Bartlett, Daniel Dugan, Adrian Gonzalez
USA 2011, 100 min;
English with Hebrew subtitles
Wednesday 25.01.2012, 22:00
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Tickets at 50, 100, 250 or 1000NIS.
No discounts or sales for this event. Cinematheque subscribers – paid tickets are required.
Tix are available at 03-6060800 ext. 0
or at the Tel-Aviv Cinematheque,
2 Sprinzak St, Tel Aviv
After world premiering at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival to rave reviews, it was clear that Eldar Rapaport’s first feature is about to conquer the LGBT Film Festival circuit worldwide. And that’s exactly what happened this past summer. Imagine your mythological ex showing up in your life amidst an August heatwave after a long time you haven’t seen him. That’s what happens to Jonathan when Troy returns to Los Angeles after some years spent in Spain. The two of them find themselves quickly back in each other’s arms in spite of Jonathan having a current beau, Raul, his new and sexy boyfriend. Despite its low budget Rapaport manages to make a film full of ambiance, and using his talented cast creates and a dramatic narrative about an unconventional romantic triangle. “August” won Best Feature and Best Actor at the Iris Film Festival and has recently shown at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. Director will be present. Some welcoming notes to precede the screening.