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Black Hat

Country: United States, Language: English, 15 mins

  • Director: Sarah Smith
  • Writer: Phillip Guttmann
  • Producer: Yaniv Rokah

CGiii Comment

This is what happens when you show...rather than tell!

Imagine living your life like this...many have done so and many will continue to do so.

Questions - rather than judgments - are raised...mainly: If you cannot be true to yourself - then, why does faith matter? preaches and expects truthfulness. Something to ponder.

A quietly remarkable film.


BLACK HAT TRAILER from Mayday Films on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

A pious Hasidic man living a secret double life misplaces his hat one night, which will cause his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined.

Cast & Characters

Carolyn Michelle Smith as Bartender
Adam Silver as Shmuel
Shelly Kurtz as Rabbi Ernest
Sebastian Velmont as Jay
Yael Botser as Wife
Nicholas Hylander as Cantor
Alan Lennick as Middle Aged Man