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2019 Boulder Jewish Film Festival - "Scaffolding"

Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A charismatic literature teacher and a strict, working-class father vie for influence over an Israeli teenager, who finds himself torn between the two very different role models.

A likeable but impulsive teen troublemaker with obvious anger management issues, Asher is a good kid who clearly needs guidance. But from where will his help come? From his loving but strict working- class father, or from the sensitive teacher who imagines a brighter future for Asher than his father’s scaffolding business? In his feature debut, Israeli writer-director Matan Yair draws on his experience as a high school history and literature teacher for pupils rejected from normal academic classrooms. Here he shows his compassion for kids from blue collar, Sephardic families who face harsh realities on their way to becoming adults. Nominated for best picture Ophir (Israeli Oscar).

Friday, March 8 | 1 pm | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Friday, March 15 | 12 pm | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE