“I came out of the closet when I was 24,” Azar says in the film. “I told my mother first. I sat down across from her. I was trembling. My knees were shaking. I think she asked me, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ And I said, ‘No. I have a boyfriend’. And in 10 seconds I saw my mother age 30 years before my eyes. Her face just fell.”

Azar is currently on a tour of the country promoting his film.

“Mom, Dad; I Have Something to Tell You” screening
Nov. 8, 2011, 7 p.m.
St. Mark United Methodist Church
781 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308

 

Top photo: Israeli television personality Assi Azar (publicity photo)

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