This is a film for another moment in time, an imaginary if not necessarily utopian moment when being Jewish is less roiled and bedeviled from within and without.
The turf war for the bodies and souls of Montana’s Jews makes for an engaging inter-tribal drama.
“Our film has community and spirituality,” says Gerald Peary. “It also has conflict.”
The Guys Next Door is about gently opening hearts and minds: it delicately demonstrates through one small story how easy it would be to recognize our common humanity.