“To Dust” Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival
The 2019 feature film “To Dust,” written and directed by Shawn Synder, premiered at Tribeca had screenings at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival. The dark comedy will now be shown for free at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Palisades Branch Library community room, 861 Alma Real Dr.
The film follows Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, who is distraught over the untimely death of his wife. In his grief, he feels that the only way he can find solace in his religion is to understand the physical process of decay.
Risking discovery and expulsion, he finds Albert, a biology professor at a local community college. According to the library press release, “As amateur scientists practicing imperfect science and incompetent criminals on progressively absurd outings the two find themselves neck-deep in genres in which neither of them belongs.”
The movie starring Geza Rohig and Matthew Broderick is rated R and has a running time of 92 minutes.