Out in the Dark
Director: Michael Mayer
2012, Israel/Palestinian Territories/USA, 96 minutes
Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles
It’s hard enough when a Palestinian and an Israeli fall in love. But it’s even more difficult when both are gay men. Nimr, an aspiring Palestinian psychologist, and Roy, an Israeli lawyer, meet in a Tel Aviv nightclub. Nimr faces ostracism in his culture for his sexual orientation and alienation in Israel for his nationality; the fact that his brother is a terrorist only adds to his problems. What starts out as a tender and sensual border-crossing romance becomes a suspenseful thriller with a gritty visual palette that heightens the sense of urgency.
Winner - Best Narrative – 2012 Haifa International Film Festival
Director Michael Mayer will speak following the April 18 screening.
In collaboration with Reel Q: Pittsburgh's LGBT Film Festival.
All Festival Films and Programs Subject to Change.