Eric Steel
Fiction : 118' / Gay, Religion, Family, Community, Coming of Age

A young Russian Jewish immigrant in Brighton Beach, caught up in the tight constraints of his community, develops a close friendship with his grandfather’s new neighbours, two elderly closeted gay men who open his imagination to the possibilities of love and the realities of loss — and explores the East Village where he finds a world teeming with the energy of youth, desire, and risk.


September 18 | 22h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala Manoel de Oliveira
Feature Film Competition

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Year: 2020

Country: USA

Language: English, Hebraic, Russian, Yiddish

Subtitles: English, Portuguese

With: Samuel H. Levine, Ron Rifkin, Christopher McCann, Mark Margolis, Richard Topol, Brooke Bloom

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Eric Steel


Eric Steel (1964) is a graduate of Yale University with a degree in History of Art. He began his film career at Walt Disney Pictures in California in 1985. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, and was also a book editor.


2020 - Minyan (Feature Film)
2013 - Kiss the Water (Feature Film)
2006 - The Bridge (Documentary)

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