This Jewish American Life: Streit's: Matzo & the American Dream


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Jun 16, 2018 11:00 AM
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Runtime:83 min
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
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Director(s):Michael Levine


Step inside the storied universe of the last family-owned Matzo bakery in America. When it first opened its doors in 1925, the Streit’s Matzo Factory sat at the heart of the nation's largest Jewish immigrant community in New York’s Lower East Side. In the face of rapid gentrification, the resilient Streit’s survived over five generations by sticking to tradition, churning unleavened bread for Passover until it finally closed shop in 2016. This celebratory doc delves into the history of the iconic institution, its people and their heritage, and the unlikely triumphant tale of a famous family business.

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This Jewish American Life: From touching family traditions to Hollywood legends, we shine a light on the cultural luminaries and stories of hope and resilience that have shaped the Jewish-American experience—one that reflects the history of an immigrant nation.

"Lively and engaged" - Los Angeles Times

"Old ways face today’s gentrifying reality." – Village Voice