2019 Dayton Jewish Film Festival
Redemption - Menachem is a widowed single father working in a supermarket. A devout Orthodox Jew, he is devoted to his 7-yearold daughter Geula, who needs medical treatment his low wages can’t afford. He has the notion to contact his old friends and reunite their band. It’s a decision that leads Menachem to reassess his faith, his past and his own ambitions. Exploring themes of parental love, male friendship and the importance of being true to yourself, there’s a gentleness and sincerity about Redemption that belies a story pitching rock ’n’ roll against religion.