Film screening: “Crossing Delancey” On Sun., Feb. 2, at 1:30 PM

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven presents “Crossing Delancey,” a 1988 movie starring Amy Irving, in the Best Video Performance Space on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 1:30 PM. Admission is free for members of the Jewish Historical Society. Admission is $5 for all others.

Wikipedia description:

Isabelle Grossman works for a New York bookstore which supports authors through public readings. When author Anton Maes comes to the bookstore to give a reading, he shows an interest in Isabelle who is enamored with the intellectual world that is very different from her traditional Jewish upbringing.

Isabelle pays frequent visits to her Bubbie, (grandmother) Ida (played by Yiddish theatre star Reizl Bozyk in her only film role), who lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Anxious for her granddaughter to settle down, Ida turns to the local marriage broker (Sylvia Miles). Although shocked and annoyed, Isabelle allows the matchmaker to introduce her to Sam Posner (Peter Riegert), who owns the pickle shop on Essex, below Delancey Street.

What happens next? Come out on Sunday and find out.

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