… Ch’tis.

… New Yorkers.

… musicians.

There are three films, done and in the making alike, I recommend you to look out for.

Dany Boon’s Welcome to the Sticks (Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis) was a smash hit in Europe in 2008/09. People all over the continent loved watching the personal malheurs of several post office employees in the very north of France and their transferred-from-the-south superviser in their quest for love, friendship, contentment and domestic inter-cultural understanding. There’s an English version available with subtitles, but if you know French, it’ll be so much more fun – treat yourself.

Dany Boon is a French comedian and director of Algerian ancestry. He converted to Judaism in 2002. Some of you might know him from his appearance on Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël, the Academy Award-nominated film on the Christmas Truce of 1914.


If These Knishes Could Talk trailer from Heather Quinlan on Vimeo.

Heather Quinlan’s currently working on If These Knishes Could Talk, a documentary on NY accents. Take a look at the site. It’s pretty intriguing.
If you know any genuine New Yorker with an accent to treasure, pass on the info.


Finally, there is The Wandering Muse,

a multi-platform project in development that explores the vibrant array of musical interpretations of Jewish identity. A quest to discover the nomadic soul in a borderless world of harmonies, dance and song, it’s a celebration of the ever-changing music of the Jewish Diaspora.

The variety of styles and musicians featured on the documentary’s site is rather impressive, and we’re proud to say they include several of Jewlicious’ pet musicians such as Y-Love and Yuriy Gurzhy.

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  • Seersucker + Panama = dapper. Plus pro bono work = hero. If he were my fteahr, I don’t know how I’d overcome my feelings of inadequacy. Mazel tov and shana tova to you both!

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