A rabbi and a pornographer walk into a coffee shop. Insert your own crude punch line here.
That’s essentially the plot of “Your Good Friend,” a feature film/mockumentary directed by Matthew Jacobs. The film, which is still on the festival circuit and looking for a distributor, stars and is co-written by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, a prominent Reform leader and author of over a dozen books on mysticism including the novel, “Kabbalah: a Love Story.”
Documentarian Gideon Koppel explores the Welsh-Jewish connection.
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Gideon Koppel bristles a little when you call his lyrical debut feature film ‘sleep furiously’ a documentary.
“For me the film is a fictional construct,” he says. “I’m at loggerheads with the way in which many academics and critics use the word ‘documentary.’ For me [the documentary] has always been linked to the world of the lyrical, the poetic and the avant-garde.”