Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Jews’ Next Dor is going to the Movies: My Mexican Shiva

Posted by jewsnextdor on October 14, 2008

This past year the San Jose Jewish Film Festival became the Silicon Valley Film Festival, which we already let you know. We’ve been going to the film festival for the past few years as a group, and this year, the new name isn’t stopping us, after all we got a new name too! We’re going to see a movie that’s been on the Film Festival circuit for a while now, My Mexican Shiva. Friar Yid of Oy-bay saw it at the San Francisco Film Festival 2 years ago and loved it! Check out his review to find out for yourself.

My Mexican Shiva is about an Ashkenazi family in Mexico City who celebrates shiva for its patriarch, who had a Gentile mistress many years younger than him.  The family is dysfunctional, almost beyond belief. The deceased has brought together family, friends and former lovers who have side-splitting stories, conflicts and rivalries that are cataloged over the seven-day shiva mourning period. The film is a consistently entertaining and wacky cinematic experience. See the trailer below.

We’re doing a joint event with Hillel at Stanford’s Grad and Young Adult Group, here’s all the details.

SVJFF: My Mexican Shiva

Sunday, November 9

4:30pm

Camera 12 Downtown

201 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Tickets are $9 each. We have a limited number of tickets, so you must RSVP to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com to reserve yours.

Jews’ Next Dor and Hillel at Stanford’s Grad & Young Adult Group invite you to the movies. We’re going to see My Mexican Shiva as part of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $9 each. We have a limited number of tickets, so you must RSVP to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com to reserve yours. We’ll meet outside the theater (Camera 12 Downtown, 201 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113) at 4:30pm, the movie is at 5pm in Spanish, Yiddish and Hebrew w/subtitles.

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