Join Keshet at the MACC Jewish Film Festival for this outstanding movie about an Israeli trans-woman and her family.
About the film:
After discovering his secret stash of women’s clothing, Assaf’s parents lock him out of the house, thinking he will quickly understand the error of his ways. Instead, Assaf vanishes from their lives. Four years later, Assaf’s mother hires a private detective to her track down her missing son to tell him that his father is dying of cancer. Instead of finding Assaf, the detective discovers Anna, a beautiful transgendered performer who at first reveals no interest in the people who brought her into this world. When a young nurse appears at the hospital to care for the dying father, each member of the family slowly begins an unexpected journey beyond their own expectations and towards tolerance and acceptance. Melting Away is the beautifully filmed and emotionally poignant story about finding one’s way home – to family and to self. Colorado Premiere.
Audience Award at the Shalom Europa IFF, France 2012; Festival Award – IMAJ Israeli Film Festival, Belgium 2011; Special award for breakthrough performance to Hen Yani, Tel Aviv; International LGBT Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, Boston Jewish Film Festival
Co-sponsored by Keshet.