Drexel University, Westphal College
Edmond D. Bossone
Research Enterprise Center
3140 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
This heartfelt drama follows the story of a family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their child is secretly a cross-dresser and kick him out of the house. Years later, when the father is dying of cancer, the mother hires a private detective to track him down. Instead of a "son", the detective finds a woman who earns her pay dancing at gay cabarets.Will the daughter now manage to overcome the past and forgive her parents? Will the parents be able to adapt to their new daughter?
For the first time in the history of Israeli cinema, a feature film dealing with parents coping with their transgendered child. "Melting Away" has been conceived after the brutal murder at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center and the deep shock felt by Doron Eran, director, and his partner, screenwriter Billi Ben Moshe after hearing of parents refusing to visit their injured kids at the hospital.
Hebrew with English subtitles
Israel/Canada, 2011, 86 minutes.
Guest Speaker: Chen Yanni, lead actress of Melting Away.
Director: Doron Eran
Awards: Opening Film and Best Actress Special Award, TLV Fest 2011
Tickets: General Admission $12; Seniors $10
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Dessert Reception following the film.