Colleges, Universities and University Libraries
Licensed for public performance rights for educational use in colleges and universities where no admission is charged.
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Licensed for public library and high school use where no admission is charged.
Mary Lou is not yet available in the U.S. for home use. Please contact us if you’d like to be notified when it is available for home use.
Mary Lou is available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada. DVD format is NTSC.
Basic Ordering Information
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About the Film
Directed by Eytan Fox
“An irresistibly charming musical about a young Israeli man in search of his missing mother…this accomplished movie contains many of Fox’s trademarks: pathos, romantic longing and wonderful storytelling.”
—David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
“Moving, tight and heartbreaking script…exceptional performances”
—Schuyler Velasco, The Forward
“This flashy but solidly grounded survey of modern Israeli gay life reveals the price a talented young drag star must pay to turn his mom’s delusions into the basis for a satisfying grownup queer life.”
—David Lamble, Bay Area Reporter
Acclaimed Israeli director Eytan Fox (Yossi, The Bubble, Walk On Water, Yossi & Jagger, “Florentine”) brings to life a modern fable with a catchy musical message, based on the songs of Israeli pop legend Svika Pick. Miriam is an adoring fan of Svika Pick; she dreams of being a famous singer, leading her to mysteriously abandon her son Meir on his tenth birthday. Meir never stops searching for his mother—eventually moving from his small town to Tel Aviv, where he emerges as a famous drag queen named Mary Lou. Meir (Mary Lou) is negotiating the brink of adulthood and the complexity of gender identity. Along the way, he discovers he needs to find himself even more than his mother. MARY LOU features a talented cast, including Israeli drag troupe The Holy Wigs. MARY LOU was released in Israel as a four part television series and garnered the Israeli Emmy Award for Best Miniseries in 2010.
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