Video, 20 mins.
Collaboration with Stephanie Markowitz
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Iowa City International Documentary Festival, April 2017
NorthwestFest International Documentary and Media Arts Festival, Edmonton, May 2017
Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto, June 2017
Rhode Island International Film Festival, International Competition, August 2017
Gabey and Mike: A Jewish Summer Camp Love Story takes its name from a song by Mermaid Café - a folk band comprised of Andi D., Joe A. Rider and Merrill Nisker (now known as ‘Peaches’) that gained popularity at Canadian Jewish summer camps in the early 90s. Gabey and Mike uses the tropes of the summer camp movie genre alongside references from iconic queer films in order to grasp the significance of this band within the peculiar space of the Jewish summer camp.
Video Still, courtesy of Ava Berkofsky, DP.