SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will live-stream the film “Kiss Me before It Blows Up (Kiss Me Kosher)” beginning at 7 p.m. on June 6 and make it available until June 13. The showings, in celebration of LGBTQ month, are part of the 2021 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival.
The 1 hour and 41 minute romcom was written and directed by Shirel Peleg.
The movie features the story of how two families from different cultural backgrounds collide while planning a same-sex wedding.
After a string of not-too-serious girlfriends, Shira has finally found love with Maria, a German who has uprooted herself just to be with Shira in Tel Aviv. The two women planned to eventually marry, but when Shira’s family discovers the engagement, wedding plans kick into high gear. Shira’s headstrong and fiercely independent grandmother, Berta, disapproves of any marriage between Germans and Jews and will go to any length to break up the couple. As Shira’s younger brother documents the family chaos for a school video project, Shira and Maria discover the road to happiness is more of a minefield, littered with booby traps that could detonate at any time.
The film viewing is free but donations to benefit Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center’s future programs, are encouraged, according to organizers. The live-stream link may be obtained by contacting email@example.com.