Attending this event

Hadley Freeman

Hadley Freeman is a fashion journalist and a Guardian columnist, and has authored books on fashion, women’s popular culture, and the cinema of the 1980s. Freeman will introduce and discus her favourite Jewish 80’s  filmCrossing Delancey‘ and talk about her latest book ”The Lessons We Learned from 80’s Movies”.

Films screening at this event

Crossing Delancey

Director
Joan Micklin
Cast
Amy Irving, Peter Reigert, Reizi Bozyk
Country
Canada, France, USA
Year
1975
Duration
97 min

“Addresses one of the great societal issues of our day – the dilemma of how the 30-ish, attractive, successful, intelligent and unmarried female finds a mate she can be happy with.” – Variety

“Genuinely romantic.” – The New York Times

“One of the very few films in which an explicitly Jewish woman is portrayed as being desirable.” –  Jewish Quarterly

Much-loved Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman’s favourite Jewish film, accompanied by Hadley discussing its charms. Isabelle Grossman (Amy Irving) is happily single, but her Bubbe is determined to find her a match and hires a matchmaker for the task. There’s a pickle man on Delancey, New York’s Lower East Side, who’s keen, but what would Izzie want with a pickle man? A delightful classic that’s as relevant today as ever.

 

Mendel’s Tree (short)

Director
Fin Edquist
Country
Australia
Year
2009
Duration
7 min

Mendel is an Orthodox Jew with problems. He loves Christmas. Now his parents are on their way over.