Carmel Jewish Film Festival Location - Your Home Film - Shoelaces Date - View film August 4-7, 2020 - Q & A with filmmaker August 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM About the Film Shoelaces tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's kidneys are failing, and his son Gadi wants to donate one of his own kidneys to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure, claiming that Reuben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He's furious with the committee's decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father's life. Through the film's portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection, and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection, and if life is even possible without either one of them. Comedy / Israel / Director: Jacob Goldwasser /90 minutes / Hebrew and English with subtitles SPONSORS ONLY: Please refer to the CJFF website SPONSORSHIPS page for information about Sponsor Benefit Tickets. Simply select "Enter a Password or Discount Code" and enter your unique password provided to each Sponsor via email. This will allow you to make your selections for each event. Note: Do not select any tickets until you enter your password. If you do then you will see a charge. Click on Show Available Tickets. The selections are available in yellow. Enter quantity 1 or 2. Sponsors can also contact 800-838-3006 to book their events with their unique password or if they have questions.