Out in the Dark

Thursday, February 20


Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium 5
7:00 PM

Out in the Dark

Out in the Dark

Presented in Collaboration with the GayCharlotte Film Festival

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Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. Eventually, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.


“A profoundly moving portrait of love caught in a minefield of socio-political conflict. Out in the Dark is thoughtful, poignant, nerve-shredding and hauntingly relevant – a story of human turmoil that demands to be seen by anyone who has a beating heart.” – The Moviejerk

“Mayer has managed to not only make a memorable debut, but an unflinching document about the violence and hardships people face in this hostile territory.” – IONcinema

“Hats off to director Mayer for touching on such a controversial subject (…), and for handling the film with such care and sensitivity.” – The Herald


Best Picture, Haifa International Film Festival 2012
Audience Award, Best Picture – Sydney Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2013
Audience Award, Best Picture – Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2013
Special Mention – Guadalajara International Film Festival 2013

Toronto International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Filmfest Hamburg
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Festival do Rio
International Film Festival of India – Goa
Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Director: Michael Mayer

Languages: Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

Run Time: 96 minutes

Israel,USA 2012