For about 10 years of my life I spent my summers at Camp Swig, a Jewish summer camp tucked away in the redwoods of Northern California.
Every year there was this awkward transition period when I got home.
HELL NO, WE WON'T GO
The Camden 28
Philadelphia International House
Wed, 7 p.m.
3701 Chestnut St.
(215) 387-5125, $8-10
It's not yet that time of year for Oscar fare, so in the meantime, the International House offers a sampling of quality movies.
You may not know it, but you and the Hasids have a lot in common. At least that's part of the message of Israeli director Giddi Dar's latest film, Ushpizin. The film tells the story of Moshe Bellanga (played by Shuli Rand), an Israeli who has recently adopted the lifestyle of a sect of Hasidic Jews known as Breslevers.
As the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot approaches, Moshe and his wife Malli are penniless and unable to prepare for the seven-day holiday.
Two for the Money's greatest strength is clearly its originality. Honestly, whoever thought to cast Al Pacino as an aging, cynical, battle-hardened mentor alongside a handsome, naive idealist is a fucking genius.