“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!