There’s a telling moment, midway through “Y-Love” — a new documentary named for its subject, the boundary-breaking black Orthodox Jewish rapper — in which the artist contemplates his public and private identities. Yitz Jordan, he explains, is the regular person. Y-Love is the hip-hop sensation: all attitude, swagger and undeniable stage presence. This documentary paints a poignant portrait of a perennial outsider: a Black, Jewish, gay orphan searching for a home.
Directed by Caleb Heller
07/24/12 Y-Love, The Movie Premiere @ CASTRO THEATRE
Address: 429 CASTRO ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114.
07/25/12 Y-Love Concert & After Party @ MILK BAR
Address: 1840 HAIGHT STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117
08/02/12 Y-Love, The Movie Premiere @ RODA THEATRE
Address: 2025 ADDISON STREET BERKELEY, CA 94704
The world premiere of the Y-Love documentary will be this July at the 32nd Annual San Francisco Film Festival, running from July 19-26. With over 30,000 expected to attend, it is touted as the world’s largest Jewish film festival and considered one of the top 50 film festivals in the world by Indiewire. The screenings will be co-presented by Frameline, San Francisco’s LGBT film festival and one of the largest in the world.