East Hampton Library Winter Film Festival Presents “FOREIGN LETTERS”
Guild Hall, East Hampton,
The following films will be screened at Guild Hall, free of charge as part of the East Hampton Library Winter Film Festival. The film maker will be present on the final night after the screening of “Entre Nos” (Special Showing attended by Gloria LaMorte, Co-Writer, Co-Director & Editor of the film. As well as Joseph LaMorte, Producer of the film and Bob Alexander, Chairman of IndiePix Films. The 3 guests will hold a Q&A Session immediately following the showing of the film.)
February 10, 2013
DIRECTED BY ELA THEIR
UNITED STATES / ENGLISH, HEBREW & VIETNAMESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel, is lonely and homesick. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Trust slowly builds as the two teach each other about life in America. As Ellie and Thuy become inseparable, they eventually hurt and betray each other. Ellie must give up her most prized possession in order to save their friendship. Based on the filmmaker’s own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about prejudice, poverty, shame, and the power of friendship to heal us. The film features the music of iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein, who was the director’s favorite musician when her family immigrated to the US in 1982.