Los Angeles Premiere
Short/United Kingdom/17 minutes/2014
Directors: Danny Scheinmann & David Scheinmann
Jason and Olivia have been married for ten years and the joy has left their relationship. They go to the Rabbi to ask for a divorce. He suggests that before they separate they throw a party as a way of celebrating their ten years. The guests are confused. What do you wear to a divorce party? What do you say? What do you bring? Jason has a little too much to drink and reads a funny speech except no one finds it funny. Now with everyone staring at him, he has no choice but to speak from the heart. What he says changes everything.
West Coast Premiere
Comedy/United Kingdom/Hungary/94 minutes/2014
Directed by John Goldschmidt
Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice. Widowed and down on his luck, Nat Dayan (Pryce) is desperate to save his bakery in Londons East End. His customers are dying off, his sons have no interest in keeping afloat the family business, and hostile businessman Sam Cotton (London Film Critics' Circle winner Philip Davis) has his own greedy plans for the property. In a pinch, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), a refugee from Darfur. The Muslim boy assists with the bakerys daily chores, while selling cannabis on the side to help his struggling mother make ends meet. When Ayyash one day accidently drops his stash into the dough, the challah starts flying off the shelf, and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. The cast of characters is rounded out by Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor-winner Ian Hart as a tough marijuana dealer and Oscar-nominee Pauline Collins as the landlady with a none-too-subtle crush on Nat.
Introduction by Stephen Margolis, Chair of the UK Jewish Film Festival.
In cooperation with the UK Jewish Film Festival.
Laemmle's Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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