24 2020

Short Film Program - NH Jewish Film Festival

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mara Auditorium Webster Hall Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Rd
Manchester, NH 03106

Contact Patricia Kalik

$ Cost $ 12.00

Food Flirts: Pastrami Meets Ramen - ( Shown with Egg Cream, Cheeseburger, How to Swim, Sushi, Meatballs and Everything- Manchester NH

Special Guest: Bruce Seidel

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:00 PM
Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, Manchester

Admission: $12.00 (Shown with Cheeseburger, Egg Cream, How to Swim, and Sushi, Meatball and Everything)

Director: Bruce Seidel
Documentary Short, 2017, USA
25 minutes

Meet the Brass Sisters, a.k.a. the Food Flirts, two passionate food explorers of a certain age on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list. After dreaming about childhood days spent eating pastrami, the Brass sisters decide to finally learn how artisan pastrami is crafted at Mamalehs, a modern Jewish delicatessen. Meanwhile, producer Bruce sets the ladies up with their very own ramen noodle and broth-making lesson. After savoring this delicious treat for the first time, the sisters decide to mash the two together and to teach us about another Jewish comfort food (noodle kugel), and the pastrami ramen noodle kugel is born!


Director: Hillary Nussbaum
Short, 2018, USA
5 minutes

Three Jewish roommates debate their different views on religion as one contemplates a very big, very not-kosher decision: eating a cheeseburger.


Directors: Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller
Documentary Short, 2018, USA
16 minutes

This short film focuses on the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side. The egg cream contained neither eggs nor cream -- it was a product of necessity and hardship, but a source of joy and sweetness. Through a tour of egg cream establishments led by a filmmaker and his young daughter, exhaustively researched archival imagery, and even a song by Lou Reed, the film examines the Jewish experience in America and the mythology of a simpler time.


Director: Noa Gusakov
Black Comedy, 2018, Israel
15 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles

Abigail is heavily pregnant, but something is missing. Terrified about the imminent birth of her child, she kidnaps a comforting partner in crime for one afternoon.

Opening film, Tel Aviv Student Film Festival 2018
2018 Selection, Palm Springs ShortFest, Encounters Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival


Director: Liel Gur
Short, 2018, Israel
10 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles

The road to meatballs is paved with good intentions. A young woman decides to stand up to her loving parents-in-law, once and for all.

Second prize, LongShort Film Festival Tel Aviv 2018
Selection, Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival 2018, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2019, Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2019, Denver Jewish Film Festival 2020