The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley to present the Sedona Jewish Film Festival Nov. 5-7 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The program will feature five award-winning feature films from around the world.
Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Solheil is 15, when his Jewish-Iranian family moves to Wedding, one of Berlin’s multicultural, mostly Muslim, neighborhoods. While the other kids listen to hip hop music, and the Wedding Tigers gang dominates the city with their graffiti and start fights with other local crews, eager to fit in, Soheil hides his true origins. At night he becomes the writer King Star, covering the city in colorful tags and mural paintings; during the day, he flirts with Selma — one of the cool girls.
Until one day, Soheil’s gang of friends decides to rob the local “Jew-lery”, as they call it, ran by none other than Soheil’s parents. It’s then that Soheil has to embrace who he is and where he comes from, with regular visits to the local library to learn about Judaism.
Based on a provocative autobiography written twenty years ago, “Wet Dog” raises questions of cultural diversity, religious identity, and how they intersect with friendship, especially during the phase of rawness and exploration that are one’s teenage years.
The Sedona Jewish Film Festival is presented by the Cultural Committee of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley and the Sedona International Film Festival.
Tickets for each show are $12 general admission, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.