Between The Temples | Centerpiece Narrative

Centerpiece Narrative

Director Nathan Silver expected to attend

An exquisitely ironic storyline finds a cantor (Jason Schwartzman) unable to sing after the passing of his late wife. When his grade school music teacher (Carol Kane) approaches him to tutor her for a late-in-life bat mitzvah, the experience unlocks something in him. As they make their way through parshah practice, push the boundaries of kosher law, and maybe even ingest some psychedelics, their love for one another blooms.

A glowing reminder of the curiosity and commitment to learning that undergirds Jewish life, Between the Temples is yet another slam dunk by prolific indie director Nathan Silver. In turn hilariously breathless, completely distinct, and wholly heartfelt, this is not one to miss. A stellar cast including Triangle of Sadness standout Dolly de Leon and comedy writing legend Robert Smigel, a whip smart script by Silver and C. Mason Wells, and gorgeously frenetic cinematography by Sean Price Williams all come together in this wildly warm misadventure. — Ash Hoyle

West Coast Premiere

Nathan Silver has written and directed nine feature films as well as multiple shorts. His work has
played festivals and venues around the world, including New York Film Festival, Venice,
Tribeca, Mar del Plata, AFI, Locarno, Rotterdam, Viennale, MoMa, Film at Lincoln Center,
Museum of the Moving Image, La Cinémathèque Française, and Cineteca Nacional, Mexico.
The New Yorker recently called Silver “a modernistic master of melodrama,” and said that “[he]
proves himself to be one of the most original American independent filmmakers working today.”
His latest feature Between the Temples starring Jason Schwartzman and Carol Kane
marks his Sundance debut. He currently has another project in development with David Gordon
Green's Rough House Pictures (Halloween, Pineapple Express)."

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