“Family Time” (Trailer), 75 min 2012
@Siegal Building, 26500 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood
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Family time tells the story of an Israeli family of Yemenite descent. The film takes place during a transformative trip the family takes through the Grand Canyon in a small, crowded RV, and discloses the fractures and varying perspectives among the family members. It centers on the conservative father who wishes the best for his three children, but cannot reconcile the fact that he has no control over their futures. A father who’s worried about his youngest son, who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a father who struggles with the differences between him and his middle son, who emigrated from the country years ago, and a father who refuses to accept the fact that his eldest son is gay, truly believing that being gay is a psychological disorder that should be fixed. Amongst them all stands the mother who is trying to keep the family together, functioning and united. The story of the family is woven together during the trip itself, integrated with 8 mm archival footage of the family members. Family Time is a universal story of a family, with children trying to find self-fulfillment vis-à-vis the dreams and hopes of their parents.