In a raw, wistful, hilarious and disturbing encounter session, the inveterate journalist weaves together disparate narrative threads on the subject of identity -- including his own nominal Jewishness -- to explore the exploration of self itself. A crazy-quilt 90-minute multimedia experience, Ruggedly Jewish bounces from observational comedy to harrowing life-and-death moments to American oddballs galore.
“This is certainly a spectacle of me trying to make sense of who I am,” Garfield says, “but it’s really much more concerned with who you are -- who we all are -- as individuals and as a society. Especially at this particular political moment. Plus one talking cat, two freeze-dried cats and a surprising amount of gunplay."