Abe

Sunday, March 22, 2020, Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel

5:30 p.m. Closing Night reception (2 reception tickets required) / 6:45 p.m. film (ticket required) / panel discussion follows film

 

Dramedy  / USA / 2019 / PG

Director: Fernando Grostein Andrade

Running Time: 85 minutes

English

 

About The Film

Abraham Solomon-Odeh—”Avram” to his Israeli-Jewish maternal family, “Ibrahim” to his Palestinian-Muslim paternal family, and “Abraham” to his Brooklyn parents—prefers to be called, well, Abe. A 12-year old with a passion for cooking (and a food blog Abe Cooks), Abe is tired of mediating between his politically-at-odds family. When Abe meets Chico, an Afro-Brazilian chef from Bahia, whose “Mix It Up” kitchen features a fusion of South American, Jamaican, and New York flavors, things get cooking. Searching for a catalyst that could bring his family together, Abe wonders if the flavors and foods of his grandparents’ homeland might do the trick.