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Breaking Bread directed by Beth Elise Hawk trailer release date
Ilan Ferron and Osama Dalal Prepare To Flip Octopus Maqluba in Breaking Bread directed by Beth Elise Hawk

Breaking Bread, Beth Elise Hawk’s award-winning documentary about Jews and Arabs cooking together, opens in theaters on February 4, 2022.

The documentary featuring Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, Shlomi Meir, Ali Khattib, Osama Dalal, Ilan Ferron, Tomer Abergel, Salah Cordi, Shoshi and Fadi Karaman follows Arab and Jewish chefs at Israel’s A-Sham Food Festival as they collaborate on delectable dishes, transform traditional recipes and transcend cultural, religious and political differences.

Breaking Bread will open Friday, February 4 in New York and Los Angeles, expanding to additional cities in the following weeks. New cities and dates have been added below.

Breaking Bread is a documentary set around the first food festival in which innovative Arab and Jewish chefs work in tandem to create mouth-watering dishes in order to foster social change. The action centers on the city of Haifa, a model of multicultural coexistence, and the annual A-Sham Arabic Food Festival, founded by microbiologist Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Israeli-Arab to win Israel’s reality show MasterChef. Each chef puts a personal spin on traditional recipes handed down over generations – including kishek (Syrian yogurt soup) and qatayef (dessert served during Ramadan) – transforming flavors while political and religious differences are set aside. A treat for the senses, this delectable showcase of culinary heritage gives hope to the idea that collaboration in the kitchen could be a bridge to mutual understanding and lasting peace.

Watch the official trailer for Breaking Bread.

IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 4
New York City // Quad Cinemas 4 / JCC Manhattan
Los Angeles // Nuart Theatre

EXPANDS FEBRUARY 11
Los Angeles // Town Center 5 / Playhouse 7 / Monica Film Center / The Lot Cinemas 7
New York // Jacob Burns Film Center / Big Cinema Movie City
Phoenix, AZ // Shea 14
Washington, DC // Bethesda Row Cinema
San Francisco, CA // Opera Plaza Cinemas 4 / Shattuck Cinemas 10 / Smith Rafael Film Center / Summerfield Cinemas 5
Santa Barbara, CA // Metro 4
Miami, FL // Tower Theater / Living Room Cinema (Boca Raton)
Orlando, FL // Cinematique of Daytona
Boston, MA // Landmark Kendall Square Cinema

EXPANDS FEBRUARY 18
San Diego, CA // The Lot 7
Denver, CO // Chez Artiste
Atlanta, GA // Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Chicago, IL // Renaissance Place 5
Kansas City, KS // Glenwood Arts
Detroit, MI // Maple Theatre
Winston-Salem, NC // A/perture Cinema
Cincinnati, OH // Mariemont 4
Cleveland, OH // Cedar Lee Theaters
Columbus, OH // Gateway Film Center
Portland, OR // Living Room Theatre
Philadelphia, PA // Ritz 5

EXPANDS FEBRUARY 25
Albany, NY // Spectrum 8
Indianapolis, IN // Keystone Arts Cinema 7
St. Louis, MO // Plaza Frontenac Cinema (Frontenac)

EXPANDS MARCH 4
Seattle, WA // SIFF Cinema
… and more!

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