New Yorker Films acquires Trembling Before G-d

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 11 2001 11:00 PM ET

U.S. rights for Trembling Before G-d, Sandi Simcha DuBowski’s documentary on the stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, have been picked up by New Yorker Films, reports indieWIRE. DuBowski says he is “thrilled to have it in the firm hands of New Yorker, a legendary distributor whose commitment to the best of foreign cinema and films that matter is unparalleled.” Trembling Before G-d was shot over a five-year period in Brooklyn, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco and was warmly received at its Sundance Film Festival debut. It has since gone on to receive the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival. The film is set for limited release in the United States in October.

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