The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]
STREIT’S: MATZO AND THE AMERICAN DREAM DOCUMENTARY
NAME OF FILM: STREIT’S: MATZO AND THE AMERICAN DREAM DOCUMENTARY
DIRECTOR(S): Michael Levine
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: On New York’s rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side sits the Streit’s Matzo factory. When its doors opened in 1925, it sat at the heart of the nation’s largest Jewish immigrant community. Today, in its fifth generation of family ownership, it remains as the last family owned matzo factory in America. Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream tells the story of the factory, of the family, of its workers, of its place in the rich history of the Lower East Side and America. It is a story of tradition, of resilience and resistance, of the perseverance of the Jewish people, and of immigrants of all backgrounds who have found home in the Lower East Side, behind the doors of Streit’s, or in the matzo they bake.