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Just wow. 
7th-Jan-2006 11:00 pm
I'm watching Trembling Before G-d on Logo and I'm completely mindblown. It is fascinating, heartbreaking, bewildering, and the exact opposite of what I know. More later, I'm too engrossed but had to take the reality break.
8th-Jan-2006 04:04 am (UTC)
I discovered Logo over Giftmas at my mother in law's. LOVE IT. Makes me wanna order cable, or whatever I need to order, to watch the channel. Was the only TV I've watched in months. Even caught the tail end of "Angels in America". WOW!
8th-Jan-2006 04:39 am (UTC)
I saw that movie a couple or so years ago here in Portland. The audience was largely jewish and the showing was followed by a discussion with about four of the most prominent rabbis in town.
They ranged from conservative to reform and their views did the smae. It was quite interesting to be one of the few gentiles in the crowd. I suspect you and I had similar reactions. So glad I didnt grow up with that particular set of religious strictures to have to try to conform to.
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8th-Jan-2006 05:05 am (UTC)
Why should you want to delete it? I'd give ANYTHING to meet and/or talk to him!
8th-Jan-2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
I am very keen to see this film,it pl;ayed at the film festival here last year but I missed it.Looks fascinating.
8th-Jan-2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
I love this documentry being a jew { and a cultured one at that }
I was deeply moved and have re-visisted it a few times .
I have Logo and I do have one issue with the programme dept.
I don't understand why so many of the shows feature " gay/lesbian identified " characters
who fall in love with the opposite sex and live happily ever after .
I agree it happens . I agree a good love story is fun to watch . But I fear my community being represented by a so called Gay/Lesbian network as somehow fickled or transient about our sexuality .
It just feels dangerously close to the " you're not gay , you just haven't met the RIGHT man/woman yet " lecture so many of us have received when coming out .

That said , it's nice to see the journey so many fought and died for continue
every step forward is a step further away from the fear so many of us grew up with
that future generations will never suffer
*If I wore a cap , I would tip it now *
8th-Jan-2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
I've really, really wanted to see that. I need to get my hands on it soon. Do a full review when you're through, yeah?

Oh, and for fun:

Top 10 Bushisms (sorry, its a bit old)

10) "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." —LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

9) "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." —Greater Nashua, N.H., Jan. 27, 2000

8) "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." —second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

7) "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.'' —Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

6) "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004 (Watch video clip)

5) "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you.
Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002 (Watch video clip)

4) "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." —Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

3) "They misunderestimated me." —Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

2) "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" —Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

1) "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
9th-Jan-2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
I was in homeroom in high school with the director of Trembling Before G_d for a few years, & get regular listserv email updates about the ongoing discussions provoked by the film.

Having grown up knowing Sandi & in Brooklyn, as a queer secular Jew, I think the film is amazing, but my one significant critique is that I wished he'd done more to explain *why* it was so important for these lgbt Jews to find a religious community, when so many American Jews (of all orientations) drift away from the religion - I think he took that for granted a bit more than he should have. That said, the film is still a major landmark.
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