A Secret Space (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |  
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Lensed in New York, the independently produced Secret Space has the look of a theatrical workshop project that was expanded into a feature film. Utilizing a coming of age theme, the story concerns the events leading up to a young Jewish boy's Bar Mitzvah. Raised by secular parents, the boy would like to get in touch with his heritage. He befriends several older folks who are likewise seeking out the true meaning of Judaism. Several well-known stage and TV personalities make cameo appearances in the course of the film's 80 minutes, among them Robert Klein, Phyllis Newman and Virginia Graham; also present is Sam Schacht, veteran of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. Curiously, Secret Space is not mentioned in the "official" credits of any of the above-mentioned performers.

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Bar-Mitzvah, coming-of-age, heritage, Jewish, Judaism