About The Film
Oscar nominees Amy Irving and Peter Riegert deliver charming onscreen chemistry and comic sparks as an Upper West Side career woman and her smitten Lower East Side suitor in the sweet-tempered 1988 romantic comedy CROSSING DELANCEY.
Single and self-reliant, thirty-something Izzy Grossman (Irving) works at an upscale bookstore, longing to be part of Manhattan’s intellectual literary scene. Though she has her eye on a handsome but egocentric European novelist (Jeroen Krabbé), her wisecracking grandmother (legendary Yiddish theater star Reizl Bozyk) decides Izzy will find true happiness only if she marries a nice Jewish man. Enlisting the help of a matchmaker (Sylvia Miles), Izzy’s fretful bubbie plots to fix her up with Sam (Riegert), an unassuming pickle merchant and true mensch. In a soul-searching dilemma that pits tradition versus modernity, Izzy must decide between values and ideals that are worlds apart.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is proud to present a special 25th Anniversary screening of this classic urban love story adapted from the Susan Sandler stage play.
Film DetailsDirector: Joan Micklin Silver
Running Time: 97 min.
Subjects: American Jewish Life, Classic, Comedy, Romance, Women