American-born Israeli Actor to Make His Long-awaited Debut on Cannes' Silver Screen

How does a 57-year-old with no acting experience under his belt, aside from the high-school drama club, land a role in a film headed for the industry’s preeminent festival? For Lowell Gallin, it took a heavy dose of chutzpah.

Forty years after starring in his last role as Charlie Brown in a high-school play, Lowell Gallin is headed for the big screen. The former New Yorker, who moved to Jerusalem with his family 20 years ago, will be making his screen debut as an actor in a short film selected for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, opening this week.