Jewish Gay Network co-sponsors ‘Melting Away’

By |2018-01-15T23:51:56-05:00April 5th, 2012|News|

Jewish Gay Network of Michigan is co-sponsoring the 14th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival’s presentation of “Melting Away (Namess Bageshem)” at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts.
Assaf’s father discovers he is secretly dressing as a woman. With his wife’s silent consent, the father forces Assaf never to return, and the family is torn apart. Years later, Assaf’s father is dying, and his mother hires a private investigator to bring her son home. But there is no more Assaf; instead, the couple’s son has become “Anna,” and she makes a living singing at a gay nightclub.
“We did our very best to scour film festival circuits around the globe to bring you top-notch features and documentaries covering a wide range of topics and interests,” Film Festival Director Rachel Ruskin writes to potential festival-goers. “As always, we strive to bring you films that you will never forget and that stay with you long after you leave the theatre.”
The Jewish Gay Network’s sponsored film “Melting Away” is Israel’s first film dealing with transgendered children and is a story of family, healing and forgiveness:
Organized by the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish film, culture and art through over 30 films in venues in the Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield and Flint areas, April 29 through May 3.
“Melting Away” will be screened 5 p.m. April 22 at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield.
JGN also invites members and allies to a wine and cheese reception preceding the film screening with guest speaker Denise Brogan-Kator, executive director of Equality Michigan. The reception is 3:45 p.m. at the Greenberg Suite, D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building, Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Campus, 6600 W. Maple Road, W. Bloomfield. The minimum donation to attend the reception and a movie ticket is $36.
For more information, a complete schedule of films or to purchase tickets, call 248-661-1900 or visit

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