Jack Baxter & Fran Strauss-Baxter present
a Joshua Faudem film
Fate brings filmmakers together in Israel in April of 2003.
They begin a documentary about a live music blues bar by the beach in Tel Aviv called Mike’s Place.
The aim is to show there is more to the Middle East than seemingly endless war and terrorism.
Filming people having a good time stops abruptly when harsh reality hits Mike’s Place and changes the course of their film...
“This is a very, very important film. It ranks along with ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER as an actual, undeniable presentation of the unmitigated horror of terrorism. Terrorism is the directed, purposeful taking of innocent life for supposedly political purposes. Innocent life is innocent life – at the World Trade Center or in Tel Aviv – its extinction is an act of bestiality. To which fact this film bluntly and incontestably testifies.” – David Mamet
Matous OutrataAssistant Director
Monika W. ChapmanAssociate Producer
Cindy Lou Adkins
Jeremiah KaufmanMike's Place Live Music