Abe

Part of our A Summer of Film Series, presented by the Cinetopia Film Festival and Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival

“A great measure of Abe’s success is that it made me hungry. More than that, it’s the first movie in quite some time to make me smile.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Finding one’s identity is a challenge everyone faces, but few have the pressure that 12-year-old Abe feels as the son of an Israeli mother and Palestinian father. Though his parents have raised him in a secular household, both sets of grandparents insist he chooses between being Jewish or Muslim. Thankfully, Abe has a passion for food that allows him some escape from the escalating family tensions that are a reflection of the generations-old conflict between Israel and Palestine. While exploring Brooklyn to discover new foods, he meets Chico, a Brazilian chef who believes “mixing flavors can bring people together.” Chico teaches Abe not only the inner workings of a professional kitchen but how to blend flavors with delicious results. Abe uses his newfound cooking skills to plan a Thanksgiving feast that celebrates his diverse heritage, with the hope of unifying his family.

This coming-of-age tale demonstrates the power of food and love to overcome prejudices, while illuminating the challenges surrounding one of the longest-running conflicts on our planet.

Presented in English, Arabic and Portuguese with subtitles. 2018. Drama/Comedy. 85 min. NR.

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This film is provided by our distributor friends at Blue Fox Entertainment and 50% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation!

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