Blues By The Beach
Fate brings filmmakers together in Israel in April of 2003. They begin a documentary about a live music blues bar by the beach in Tel Aviv called Mike's Place. The aim is to show there is more to the Middle East than seemingly endless war and terrorism. Filming people having a good time stops abruptly when harsh reality hits Mike's Place and changes the course of their film.
"This is a very, very important film. It ranks, along with ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER as an actual, undeniable presentation of the unmitigated horror of terrorism. Terrorism is the directed, purposeful taking of innocent life for supposedly political purposes. Innocent life is innocent life - at the World Trade Center or in Tel Aviv - its extinction is an act of bestiality. To which fact this film bluntly and incontestably testifies."
- David Mamet
Hamptons International Film Festival
"Conflict & Resolution Award"
Fire Island Golden Wagon Film Festival
"Red Wagon Award"
Avignon-New York Film Festival
2004 Hamptons International Film Festival
2005 Sarasota International Film Festival
2005 Newport Beach International Film Festival
2005 Fire Island Golden Wagon Film Festival
2006 Avignon Film Festival
2006 Avignon-New York Film Festival