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Trembling Before G-d

Director Sandi Dubowski collects and presents the stories of gays and lesbians struggling to maintain both their sexuality and their religion within the realm of Orthodox and Hasidic Judaism. (No small task since homosexuality is explicitly forbidden by the Torah). The film finds some heartbreaking tales, but leavens them with an indominable sense of humor. (One poor fellow is shipped off to Israel because--as his rabbi notes--"there are no gay people in Israel.") In the end, Dubowski's documentary transcends issues of religion and sexuality, becoming pure human drama. 94 minutes