If you're a fan of Jewish delis—and, in particular, kosher dill pickles—here's a tasty film screening coming up to take note of.
The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival will be presenting the local premiere of the 2016 comedic feature The Pickle Recipe.
The film stars Canadian actor and comedian Jon Dore (How to Live With Your Parents) as a Detroit party emcee and single father struggling with debts.
When a freak accident destroys all of his sound equipment and his daughter's bat mitzvah fast approaching, he gets into a big (sorry) pickle.
In an act of financial desperation, he turns to his uncle, who offers to give him the money he needs on one condition: he needs to steal his grandmother's secret kosher dill pickle recipe that she won't share with anyone.
It'll screen on Sunday (February 19) at 7 p.m. at Beth Tikvah Congregation and Centre (9711 Geal Road, Richmond). Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information or tickets, visit the VJFF website.
As a sidenote, if you're interested in viewing more Jewish comedies involving pickle-making, you may want to try to find a copy of the 1988 romcom Crossing Delancey, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, to check out.
Amy Irving stars in the film as Isabelle, a bookstore employee enamoured with an intellectual author. But when her grandmother hires a Jewish matchmaker who sets her up with picklemaker Sam (played by Peter Riegert), she turns Sam down—only to discover there's more to the story. Which puts her in a—okay, we won't say it this time—but you'll have to watch it to see how she decides to dill with the situation. (Ouch.)