Gerald Peary and Amy Geller
San Francisco Jewish 2019
DOC NYC, Vancouver, Jewish fests in Boston, Birmingham, Jerusalem, and Miami
A Brooklyn transplant to Montana attempts to evangelize his strand of Hasidic Judaism.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
A Hasidic rabbi relocates from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana with the hopes of spreading Chabad – his brand of orthodox practice – throughout “Big Sky Country.” As his prominence grows in the state, he faces neo-Nazi threats and resistance from members of the established Jewish community in Montana. The delicate balance between traditional values and the libertarian ethos of the American West is explored through one man’s relationship with his faith.