Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
732-531-9106 Box Office

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The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is completely wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of assistive services upon request. In addition to Large Print Programs and hearing assistive devices at all performances, scheduled sign language interpreting, audio description, and sensory seminars are available at certain performances and upon request.

Contact the box office directly at 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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Israel | Comedy | 98 minutes



Israel | Comedy | 98 minutes

Hebrew (w/ English subtitles)


Director: Jacob Goldwasser


Awards: Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actor & Nominated for 8 Ophir Awards

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"Shoelaces" tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's kidney's are failing at age 60  and his son Gadi, 35, wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He's furious with the committee's decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father's life. Through the film's portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency, it sheds light on the importance of human life, human connection and questions if life has meaning without either one of them. 


“The film’s focus of uniting and bonding then shifts to the thorny ethical and legal issue of whether Gadi should be allowed to make one of the most important decisions of his life.”

 - Atlanta Jewish Times


Marquis Theater (OCF), 1311 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08755


Weds., August 21 - 3:30 p.m.

LBI Manahawkin 10, 733 Route 72, E. Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Tues., August 20 - 7 p.m.




$90 Series Pass Good for all Locations