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Friday Film: A Radical Experiment in Dating

“2 night” is a rich, complex film based on two simple premises. The first is the sheer impossibility of finding a parking space in Tel Aviv at 2 a.m. on a weekend. The second is an experiment in dating without pretense: What if, when two people embarked on a relationship, they showed their true colors immediately? Would it speed up the voyage to deeper intimacy, or send the two lovers running and screaming in opposite directions?

“2 night,” screening February 14 and 23 at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, opens inside a Tel Aviv bar, picking up where most hookup storylines leave off. The man and the woman in question, played by Yaron Brovinsky and Keren Berger, have already decided to go home with one another. As they walk to the car, he chafes at the artifice of dating:

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