LGBT issues at Texas Jewish Film Festival

San Antonio’s 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival explores history, identity and culture and will screen Israeli LGBT-themed documentaries.

The 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas, aims to help “promote Jewish values and diversity” and “entertain, educate and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history and culture”. It takes place February 18-22, 2017 at the Barshop Jewish Community Center.

Among the films screened during the festival, two films buy gay Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann are featured:

Mr. Gaga // A renowned choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin is featured in the 2015 documentary on his modern dance career. 7:30pm Mon, Feb. 20

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? // An HIV-positive gay man, who is an ex-Israeli army paratrooper and current member of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, reaches out to reconcile with his religious family in Israel despite their harsh criticism of his lifestyle. 7:30pm Tue, Feb. 21

Read more in the San Antonio Current