FILMS

slant_header
watermark_jfilm--slice
To Dust
Pittsburgh Premiere

In this perversely charming dark comedy, a mourning Hasidic widower, Shmuel, enlists a reluctant biology teacher (Matthew Broderick in a star-turn) to aid in his obsessive struggle to understand the process of his wife’s decomposing body. The bumbling odd couple secretly embarks on a search for catharsis that includes outlandish experiments. Shmuel’s behavior disturbs his community and has his two sons convinced he’s been possessed by a dybbuk. This wonderfully weird film (while not for the squeamish) is about embracing love, grief, and acceptance.

Audience Award & Best New Narrative Director — Tribeca Film Festival

“The deft execution and astute lead performances ultimately make this acquired taste of a movie not only digestible, but rather charming.” — Dennis Harvey, Variety

Film Schmooze led by Jedd Hakimi, University of Pittsburgh, will follow the screening.

Todust8
Director:Shawn Snyder
Length:92 minutes
Released:2018
Language:English
Country:USA
PAST SCREENINGS
To%20dust%20 %20program%20guide%20 %20edited
Asset 3
2019
3.16.19
Saturday / 8:30pm

slant_header