Summer Nights w/Black Slide

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Watch begins November 10


West Newton Cinema Sun, Nov 6, 2022 1:00 PM
Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
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Director(s):Ohad Milstein
Producer(s):Ohad Milstein
Running Time:53 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts
Coming of Age
Family Relationships
Pre-Teen - recommended
Cast:Alva Milstein
Ohad Milstein
Rahel Milstein


A tender, poetic film pitched on a series of whispered bedtime conversations between Director Milstein and his 6-year-old son Alva. Father and son discuss big questions – life, death, God, and Alva’s first young romantic crush. Milstein, who also filmed and edited Summer Nights, stitches their dialogue into dreamy, at times abstract images: Alva’s first haircut; or the boy chasing butterflies in a field. But Summer Nights is also an exploration of being a father. In this masterful film, we meet Milstein’s father, learn about their history, and witness Alva’s interactions with his grandfather.


Followed by a pre-recorded conversation with Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor Ohad Milstein*. 


First Prize, 2021 DocAviv Film Festival
2021 Ophir Award for Best Documentary


*Watch recorded talkbacks for some virtual screenings on the BostonJewish Film Youtube channel following the festival.

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