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!