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    Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Film Series: "Deli Man"

    • Date: August 6, 2017
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Admission: Free
    • Location: Wichita Art Museum
      1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203

    The 22nd season of the MKJF's Jewish summer Film Series, co-sponsored with Wichita Art Museum continues with more superb films. A mouthwatering salute to 160 years of gastronomic bliss, "Deli Man" travels the nation and beyond in pursuit of the great Jewish deli experience. Founded on ancestral recipes from Eastern Europe, old-time North American deli houses once numbered in the thousands, while estimates today sadly put the number of authentic delicatessens in the dozens. Against this threat of extinction, deli owners and connoisseurs describe their love affair with the business of corned beef, matzo balls, blintzes, pastrami and pickles. Notable deli fans Larry King, and actors Fyvush Finkel and Jerry Stiller, add their voices to a chorus of foodie affection. Serving as tour guide through the history and highlights of this Jewish culinary phenomenon is Ziggy Gruber, the effusive owner of the popular Kenny and Ziggy’s delicatessen in Houston, Texas. Other stops include Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, and Carnegie in New York, and their West Coast counterpart Nate ’n Al’s in Beverly Hills. In his search for answers, award-winning director Erik Greenberg Anjou infuses "Deli Man" with humor, heart and yes -- a hunger for those succulent classic dishes behind the deli counter. Post-screening discussion with Director Erik Anjou if possible, otherwise a local facilitator will lead the discussion. Film is rated PG-13.