The film, being shown as part of the NY Film Critics Series, is about a teenage Israeli girl who engages in an email correspondence with a young Gaza man on the cusp of 2008′s Operation Cast Lead. “You’ve Got Mail” it’s not. Jewish film maven Eric Goldman and I will be chatting about the film’s themes and its eerie (although not surprising) relevance after tonight’s screening.
If you can’t make this showing, I’ll also be discussing the film on Saturday night, Dec. 1, at the JCC in West Orange, as part of the NJ Jewish Film Festival’s “Extra!” event. That night I will be moderating a panel featuring participants in the interfaith mission to Israel that I took part in last month. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., followed by the discussion.