CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, in collaboration with the Gay Charlotte Film Festival, will present “Out in the Dark” on Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at the Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium 5 theater, 14815 John J Delany Dr.

The show centers around Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank who dreams of a better life, and Roy, an Israeli lawyer who meet in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Subsequently, the two fall in love, but they are confronted by the realities of a Palestinian society that does not accept Nimer’s sexual identity. Additionally, the Israeli society does not accept him either based upon his nationality. He, eventually, has to choose between his love of Roy or the life he had wanted prior their meeting.

Michael Mayer directed the film. It won Best Picture in the Haifa International Film Festival 2012.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/540694.

info: charlottejewishfilm.com.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.