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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 19, 2022

Crossing Delancey


Sponsored By

Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan

Screening Information

June 6 - June 7

Film Details

Country United States
Year 1988
Running Time 97 MIN
Language English
Director Joan Micklin Silver

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To commemorate the recent passing of groundbreaking director Joan Micklin Silver (Hester Street), TJFF is hosting a special screening of the beloved romantic comedy, Crossing Delancey. Thirty-something and single in New York, Isabelle “Izzy” is attracted to a married, sophisticated author (Jeroen Krabbe) but her Lower East Side grandmother enlists the help of a matchmaker who introduces her to a charming but unworldly pickle vendor (Peter Reigert). Who will she choose? “Crossing Delancey is a culturally distinctive romcom, not one that mutes its differences in an attempt to assimilate, and is all the more enjoyable for it, whatever the audience’s ethnicity.” (Hadley Freeman, The Guardian)

Presentation Details

Featuring A Video Introduction With Director Emma Seligman (Shiva Baby)
Zoom Q & A With Stars Amy Irving, Peter Riegert and Deborah Offner, Playwright and screenwriter Susan Sandler, and Filmmaker and Film Historian Daniel Kremer (author of the upcoming book, Joan Micklin Silver: From Hester Street to Hollywood) to take place on Tuesday June 8th at 7pm. Conversation moderated by Johanna Schneller.
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