Hudson Valley Premiere, Lafayette Theatre, Suffern, Sunday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Country: United Kingdom
Year of Release: 2016
Running Time: 94 minutes
Directed by John Goldschmidt
Speaker: David Schwartz, Chief Curator Museum of The Moving Image
Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones) stars in this hilarious new dramedy that shows you don’t have to be baked to make some Dough! Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. Dough is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. SPONSORED BY LEADER & BERKON, LLP, THE LEADER FAMILY SIMONA & JEROME CHAZEN THE CHALLAH FAIRY
All advanced ticket holders and sponsors will receive a free mini challah from The Challah Fairy at the opening night screening. Tickets must be purchased by March 21, 2016.
Rockland County Premiere, Regal Cinemas, Nanuet, Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Language: French, English
Year of Release: 2015
Running Time: 95 minutes
Directed by François Margolin
Speaker: Stephen Schaefer, Film Critic, Boston Herald
This new drama from renowned French director François Margolin (The Flight of the Red Balloon) follows a Jewish woman who embarks on a journey to recover family paintings stolen by the Nazis. During her investigation, she discovers some family secrets are best kept hidden. Anna Sigalevitch, best known for her work in The Piano Teacher, Flight of the Red Balloon and Belle Epíne, gives another captivating performance as a desperate woman searching for the truth in a past shrouded in mystery. Completing this stellar French cast are François Berléand (The Transporter series), Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (Father of My Children, 2009) and Michel Bouquet (Renoir, 2012).SPONSORED BY CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, SUFFERN-MAHWAH LILA & JULES STERN
Hudson Valley Premiere, Regal Cinemas, Nanuet, Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Year of Release: 2016
Running Time: 97 minutes
Directed by Roger Sherman
Speaker: Roger Sherman, Producer/Director
In a gastronomical expedition, celebrity chef-restauranteur Michael Solomonov zigzags Israel to savor a food revolution rooted in centuries-old tradition. Israel’s food scene is among the most dynamic in the world, extending beyond falafel and hummus to include tasty ethnic and regional specialties. Having won the James Beard award for embracing these authentic flavors, Israeli-American Solomonov returns to his homeland to discover his culinary heritage anew. From Tel Aviv’s most exclusive eateries, to street bazaars, to simmering pots in family kitchens, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE excites the taste buds with multi-cultural recipes passed on and elevated. But even food is not immune to sectarian conflict, as Palestinian cooks chafe when their savory secrets are adapted by Jewish chefs.
Equally eye-opening is the story behind the ingredients that Israel produces using both ancient farming techniques and high-tech innovations. Combining a procession of mouthwatering dishes and interviews with chefs, home cooks and farmers of all backgrounds, Oscar-nominated documentarian Roger Sherman presents a diverse portrait of the Israeli people told through the very personal language of food.
SPONSORED BY LOIS & BOB SILVERMAN, MACABEE FOODS DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, NANUET, JUDY & JEFF WEINBERGER, ANDREA & STUART WEINBERGER, RHONDA WEINBERGER PRIDE CATERERS