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Courtesy of Nancy Fishman

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Eytan Fox

2009, in Hebrew with English subtitles

Israel

150 minutes

Showtimes

HOUSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Mary Lou

Television series: Episodes 1-4

Following the trend of contemporary musicals like Glee, the made-for-Israeli-TV series Mary Lou features a soundtrack by Israeli pop star Svika Pick (who appears as himself). Acclaimed director Eytan Fox (The Bubble; Walk on Water) tells the story of a boy’s (Ido Rosenberg) search for his wayward mother (Maya Dagan) that eventually leads him to a new identity in Tel Aviv: as a drag queen named Mary Lou. The TV series won Israel’s national award for Best Miniseries in 2010.

Community partners: QFest, Houston’s GLBT film festival, and Friends of Ernie.

Special ticket prices apply! Individual tickets are $10. MFAH Members, senior adults, students with ID, and JCC members receive a $2 discount on tickets.