the West Coast Premiere of


Saturday, May 7, 2005

9:00 am - Camelot Theatres Doors Open
(Complimentary Coffee & Pastries)
9:20 am - Introduction of the Film
9:30 am - Screening begins
Q&A Session follows the Screening
with Morris R. Beschloss, Sunday column writer
for The Desert Sun*

Free to DFS 2005 Members with current Membership Card
Guests & Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door

A touching and funny family saga that raises the question:  "What does it mean to be Jewish?"  Family matriarch Rosa Rashevski believed that a tango was as good as chicken soup and a whole lot better than organized religion - in times of stress or sorrow.  She hated rabbis and religion but shocks her family by reserving a plot in the Jewish cemetery.  Rosa’s death at age 81 sets off identity crises and soul searching among three generations of Rashevski's who don't know how to handle her burial.  As her extended family gathers for the funeral trying to decide if all the mourning customs should be observed, the film presents us with the kaleidoscope of Jewish life in one modern European family with Holocaust survivors, twenty-somethings, inter-marrieds, newly-observants, non-observants, converts, Israelis, diaspora-dwellers, circumcised, uncircumcised, Reformed and Orthodox.  The film is a delicate mix of sophisticated, witty satire, thoughtful drama and affectionate exploration of the multiplicity of Jewish lives in the modern world.  Rashevski’s Tango is an impressive, assured feature debut by director Sam Garbarski 
Audience favorite of all the films this year to-date at Jewish Film Festivals in America.

Comedy / Drama / Romance
LANGUAGE:  French and Hebrew, with English Sub-Titles

*  Morris R. Beschloss can be heard every Friday, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on the Steve Kelly show, on KPSI Radio at 9:20 a.m., and can be seen on the CBS2TV morning news program on Mondays and Thursdays.  Mr. Beschloss is also an Executive Advisor for the Harris Bank in the Coachella Valley.