ME & MY MATCHMAKER

It was supposed to be an objective documentary about dating and mating in America; it ended up a dangerously intimate film about sex, love, commitment, and kosher chicken. Mark Wexler’s “Me and My Matchmaker” tells the true story of Irene Nathan, a Chicago based shadkham -- or matchmaker -- who upholds a centuries-old Jewish tradition of arranged matches. While going about the business of bringing singles together, Irene gradually draws Wexler into her world, her net and his own film, changing both their lives forever. Along the way, we meet several of Irene’s clients, including two women Wexler woos and dates on camera. Over the course of the documentary, Irene’s intimacy with the filmmaker grows more complex and ever more delicate, shedding new light on the meaning of friendship and romance -- throwing into new light, and confusion -- the endlessly fascinating dance between a filmmaker and his subject.


“Entertaining, funny, absorbing, honest, revealing, 
surprising, and convincing!”
-- ROGER EBERT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

”Amazing and touching in the way it allows 
people to reveal themselves on camera!”
-- ROGER EBERT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“A warm-hearted, funny, and honest account 
of the filmmaker’s perilous search for romance!”
-- GEORGE LUCAS

“Alternately touching and hilarious! 
A feast of insights and observations.”
-- VARIETY