The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

JUNE 10–18: No show Friday, June 16.

Written & Directed by Joseph Cedar; Cast: Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Steve Buscemi, Lior Ashkenazi;
118 min.; R (for some language)

Persistent wheeler-dealer Norman (Richard Gere) falls in with an Israeli politician (Lior Ashkenazi) on the rise. When the politician is elected prime minister, Norman rises in esteem with the New York Jewish community, even though his social connections might only be a sham.

“It offers the qualities of a finely nuanced, funny entertainment with serious moments that are biting without being cruel, poignant without seeming solemn.” —Calvin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune.