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another-screen-grabMenachem is the eccentric front man for Men with Babies. A newly religious Orthodox Jew with a colourful past, Menachem imagines a culture where he and his bandmates can be flamboyant and devout. As the demands of his music, his family and his community converge, Menachem must reevaluate his identity.

Shot over five years, Shlemiel follows Menachem into the ritualized world of Toronto ’s Chassidic community, into the nightclubs, and back to the Adirondack town that holds the keys to his past.

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