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Read the Reviews!
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Praying with Lior director ILANA TRACHTMAN was named one of the Forward 50, the Forward newspaper's list of 50 most influential American Jews. According to the Forward, Lior "breaks the silence on special needs ... in the Jewish community, forcing a long overdue dialogue on a topic that touches many thousands of lives."

"Triumphant. A small miracle!"

-Washington Post

 

"CRITIC'S PICK! The extraordinary life of Lior Liebling...touching."

-NY Times

         

"Captivating ... makes believers of us all."

-LA Times

 

"Poignant and profound."

-Philadelphia Inquirer

         

"Warm-hearted and mesmerizing, made with equal parts admiration and astonishment."

-NY Sun

 

"Praying with Lior bores deep into your soul. That's a pretty good definition of a religious experience."

-Box Office Magazine

         

"A CROWD-PLEASING DELIGHT! Intimate and involving, fascinating and rather extraordinary!"

-Variety

 

"Fascinating, complicated, and moving in unanticipated ways. . .. earns every moment of the joy in its audience."

-Culture Vulture

         

"FOUR STARS (Highest Rating). An utterly captivating heart-tugger surrounding the existence of a beloved, mysterious child. Seemingly, he has been touched by the hands of God. Or has he?"

-CBS Radio

 

"There have been a number of very popular documentaries about religion in recent years, but Praying with Lior stands out as one of the most heartfelt and touching."

-ABC News

         

"An undeniably moving, at times spiritual experience"

-Boston Herald

 

"Funny and touching, brilliantly and lovingly made!"

-Jewish Week

         

"At turns inspiring, heartbreaking."

-Jewish Daily Forward

 

"Both amazes and inspires . . . powerful!"

-Tikkun

         

"Heart wrenching...A gentle, tender-hearted portrait."

-NY Newsday

 

"Exceptional ... earns every single bittersweet tear its audience sheds."

-Film Forward

         

"Will deepen your understanding both of the 'handicapped' and of prayer."

-National Catholic Reporter

 

"Demands to be seen for its vivid sense of character and its notions of humanity's ability to overcome."

-Washington Square News

         

"Tender, assured... both hopeful and pragmatic."

-Indiewire

 

"Complex, compelling ... handled with deftness and grace."

-Cinematical

         

"Cause for celebration"

-Slant

 

"Will melt your heart if you possess one."

-Salon

         

"Deliciously complex."

-Village Voice

 

"Transcendent"

-Bang it Out

         

"Intimate, moving documentary ... refreshingly down-to-earth."

-Onion AV Club

 

"A warm and moving portrait."

-Time Out Chicago

 
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