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2019 Boulder Jewish Film Festival - "To Dust"

Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm

Géza Röhrig (Son of Saul) plays a recent widower who forms a clandestine partnership with a community college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) as he struggles to find religious solace while obsessing over the physical process of human decay.

Winner of the audience award and the award for best new director at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival - despite or perhaps because of its macabre premise - this daring debut from director Shawn Snyder proves what we all know, that grief takes many forms. Films rarely dare probe our feelings about what awaits us all. Death. Decay. And what of the soul? However ludicrous this darkly comedic tale becomes, we recognize the universal, mysterious workings of the heart coping with the death of a loved one. Fearless and funny, with fabulous performances by Matthew Broderick as a bumbling biology professor and Géza Röhrig (“Son of Saul,” BJFF 2015) as a grief-stricken Hasidic cantor whose obsessive curiosity leads him from religion to science.

“Shmuel and Albert may be the funniest odd couple since Broderick and Nathan Lane’s Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock.” – NY Post

“A masterpiece of tone, balancing comedy with depth and emotional measure.” – MXDWN

Monday, March 11 | 11 am | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Tuesday, March 12 | 4 pm | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Thursday, March 14 | 4 pm | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE