Into its 33rd edition, the Montreal World Film Festival is the perfect way to round out a summer of stellar Montreal festivals.
This year’s festival features a film with homosexual and Jewish tendencies.
“Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!” is the story of a Jewish family living in Long Island, where every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Lainie Kazan) invites another “perfect” girl for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young), will marry a nice Jewish girl.
Things get interesting when she finds out that her dreams of a perfect Jewish girl are dashed by a mysterious girlfriend who is non-Jewish, and also a boy! *Gasp*
The film also features performances by Carmen Electra and Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy).
Insider Tip #1: It’s the World Premiere of the film on August 29th, and I’ve heard through the grapevine that many of the cast and crew will be there!
Show times for “Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!”
The Centre Cinéma Impérial – 1430 Bleury Street
August 29th at 7pm
The Cinemas Quartier Latin 9 – 350 Emery Street
August 30th at 2pm
September 1st at 7pm
September 2nd at 2pm
Advanced tickets can be purchased at admission.com
In the meantime, check out the trailer:
Insider Tip #2: I’m a big fan of the “Cinema Under the Stars” series of the Montreal World Film Festival. You can watch free movies in the heart of Quartier des Spectacles (Corner St. Catherine and Jeanne Mance). Show times vary. Consult with the website for all the details. For extra comfort, bring a portable chair.