Arranged (film)

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Arranged
Directed byDiane Crespo
Stefan Schaefer
Produced byDiane Crespo
Stefan Schaefer
Written byStefan Schaefer
Yuta Silverman
StarringZoe Lister-Jones
Francis Benhamou
Music bySohrab Habibion
Michael Hampton
CinematographyDan Hersey
Editing byErin Greenwall
Distributed byCicala Filmworks
Release date(s)March 11, 2007
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Hebrew
Arabic
 
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Arranged
Directed byDiane Crespo
Stefan Schaefer
Produced byDiane Crespo
Stefan Schaefer
Written byStefan Schaefer
Yuta Silverman
StarringZoe Lister-Jones
Francis Benhamou
Music bySohrab Habibion
Michael Hampton
CinematographyDan Hersey
Editing byErin Greenwall
Distributed byCicala Filmworks
Release date(s)March 11, 2007
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Hebrew
Arabic

Arranged (2007) is an independent feature film produced by Cicala Filmworks. The film was written by Stefan Schaefer and is based in part on the story of Yuta Silverman, an Orthodox Jewish woman from Borough Park, Brooklyn and her friendship with a young Muslim woman. Schaefer co-directed and produced the film with his long-time collaborator Diane Crespo.

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Plot summary

The film centers on two young women — one an Orthodox Jew, the other a devout Muslim — who meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn that they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages.

Cast

The cast includes Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou, Marcia Jean Kurtz, John Rothman, Mimi Lieber and Daniel London.

Festivals and distribution

The film premiered at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival, won top prizes at The Berkshire International Film Festival, The Brooklyn International Film Festival, The Washington Jewish Film Festival, The Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, and The Skip City International D-Cinema Film Festival in Japan. The film is distributed in North America by New York-based Film Movement. Internationally, the film is sold by Visit Films, and has been distributed in over forty countries.

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