The time to watch Disobedience, Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams’ new lesbian film, is upon us! If you’re unaware that such a film exists, well allow me to introduce you! Disobedience is an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s book of the same name, and it tells the story of Ronit, a 32-year-old woman whose father’s death forces her to return to the Orthodox Jewish community she grew up in, and also to Esti, her first love, who still lives there and practices the faith of their youth.
Reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival in February were very good, securing a solid 93% Rotten Tomatoes rating, in fact. Most of those early reviews focused on the sex scene, which I can confirm is six minutes long and absolutely nothing like Blue Is the Warmest Color, which it keeps getting compared to. I had the good fortune to watch the movie last week and I absolutely loved it and will be writing about that more in the near future. (I also had the good fortune to chat with Rachel Wesiz this morning, and you’ll be reading that interview very soon on this website.)
IN THE MEANTIME, Bleecker Street has given us 20 TICKETS to give away for the film’s advance screening in Los Angeles. Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, April 25 // 7:30 pm
Where: Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles
How: Add your name and email to this list. We’ll select 20 people at random and notify you by email by April 17 if you’ve won. Tickets will be available at will call on the day of the show.