The Resource Bubbeh Lee & Me

Bubbeh Lee & Me

Label
Bubbeh Lee & Me
Title
Bubbeh Lee & Me
Title variation
Bubbeh Lee and Me
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Emmy-nominated documentary is a hilarious portrait of an extraordinary, ordinary grandmother and a touching account of her grandson's search for his place in the world. Whether taking daily excursions to the grocery store to return under-ripe produce or sharing hard-won wisdom over blintzes on Rosh Hashanah, Lee Abrahams is a woman who lives life on her own terms. For her grandson, a young gay man born to a Jewish mother and Protestant father, 87-year old Bubbeh Lee is a vital link to self and cultural identity, and to unconditional love and acceptance. As the two of them relate feelings of love lost or hidden, kibbitz about strategies for shopping, and avoid meddling matchmakers, the strength of their bond emerges. A spirited reflection aging, identity, alienation and acceptance, this already classic film examines the legacies passed through generations and shows that the journey of self-discovery can begin at any age. "You'll be laughing with disbelief at her chutzpah... Bubbeh Lee not only shows a grandmother giving it straight to her sweet and patient gay grandson, but speaks volumes on identity, generational issues, culture and family." - Southern Voice. "Much more meaningful and lesson-filled than the 'multicultural education' texts being used in most classrooms... a wonderful, touching film that will inspire and encourage viewers to think more deeply about their own roots and how these inform the way they experience the world." - Paul Gorski, School of Education, University of Virginia. "A wonderful film... exemplifies that one is never too young or old to learn or adapt. A great film for programming with diverse communities and for intergenerational studies. An important addition in both public and academic libraries." - Vincent P. Andrzejewski, Audiovisual Manager, St. Louis County Library. "Very warm and touching... a simple treasure." - The Hollywood Reporter. "Warm, intimate and funny!"- TV Guide. "Funny and poignant... a portrait of a complex and rich relationship."- Video Librarian. "You'll be laughing with disbelief at her chutzpah... Bubbeh Lee not only shows a grandmother giving it straight to her sweet and patient gay grandson, but speaks volumes on identity, generational issues, culture and family." - Kimberly Yutani, Southern Voice. "Beautifully made... should be required for every parent and grandparent who has just discovered their gay [grand]son's or daughter's sexual orientation." - John Mandes, Out Front Colorado. "Sensitive and lighthearted... an excellent example of how the closeness of family can break through intolerance and misunderstandings about lesbians and gay men." - Don Romesberg, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. "Enormously funny and poignant... the finely-honed rituals of Jewish eating, matchmaking, and the high art of fruit picking (and return of unwanted produce) are masterfully documented." - Marlene Roberts, The Jewish Journal. "A loving and powerfully moving film." (Four Stars).- Dan Avery, Washington, DC Metro Weekly. "Delightful and enlightening... a moving look at the importance of knowing our family history."- Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "Plenty of sweetness and humor... if you have a Jewish grandmother--or just know one--it's required viewing." - John Blanco, Bay Area Reporter. "Priceless!... the affection leaps off the screen... a star will be born tonight at age 89!"- Tom Jicha, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. "The joy it brings and the undeniable love it exudes is contagious... Bubbeh touches a chord because she is celebration and remorse, fragility and strength, tenderness and toughness and, mostly, honesty." - Sheila Nevins, Senior Vice-President, HBO. "Skillfully provides a portraiture of a family dynamic... this one is a winner." - Jack Fertig, San Francisco Bay Times. "A fascinating look at a spunky old lady... Bubbeh Lee will leave a lasting impression." - Myrna Rubinstein, TV Host Magazine. "A moving statement... a guaranteed crowd pleaser."- Andrew Alexander, ETC. "A loving portrait." - Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Open Eye Pictures in 1996
Runtime
35
Technique
live action
Label
Bubbeh Lee & Me
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/121111
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01121110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 35 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1121110
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Bubbeh Lee & Me
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/121111
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01121110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 35 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1121110
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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