Come out to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for Frameline's co-presentation of Y-Love.
Y-Love is the “premier Orthodox Jewish entity in hip hop.” Raised in inner-city Baltimore, Yitz Jordan became fascinated with Judaism as a child, attended Yeshiva in his teens and endured a short-lived arranged marriage to a Yiddishspeaking woman who didn’t think he was religious enough. Music is the medium through which Y-Love connects to his faith; he seems most at ease spouting rhymes on a Jerusalem stage, surrounded by adoring, religious fans. This documentary paints a poignant portrait of a perennial outsider: a Black, Jewish, gay orphan searching for a home. Director Caleb Heller and subject Y-Love in person in San Francisco.
This film precedes The Moon is Jewish.