Joan Micklin Silver’s CROSSING DELANCEY
Director Joan Micklin Silver; Producer Michael Nozik; Screenplay Susan Sandler; Camera Theo Van de Sande; Editor Rick Shaine; Music Paul Chihara; Art Director Dan Leigh
WITH: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk
Izzy is perfectly fine. She has a nice rent-controlled apartment on the Upper East Side, a fulfilling job at a cozy book shop and a friend with benefits. Her flirtation with an urbane European writer seems to be making progress. The last thing she needs is her Bubbe making an appointment with a matchmaker hiding a Lower East Side pickle maker in her back pocket. On its 30th anniversary, the underappreciated Crossing Delancey “feels suffused with female energy, putting women’s concerns first, and it’s simultaneously sharp and affectionate.” Forget Dirty Dancing, this Valentine to “nice” 1980s New York City is the best Jewish rom com of all time.
Wednesday, October 23