Saturday, April 21, 2018

Wendy's Shabbat (2018) Tribeca 2018

The first film I saw for Tribeca 2018 is an absolute charmer. Almost certainly guaranteed to put a smile on your face, Wendy’s Shabbat is an absolute delight.

The film is about a group of Jewish seniors in Palm Desert, California who get together on Friday nights for a Shabbat meal at the local Wendy’s. (It’s the meal that starts the Sabbath). The group started accidentally when a couple casually mentioned to a friend that they were going to Wendy’s for Shabbat and asked if they wanted to go along. Since the group is traditional more than religious, they keep the traditions in order to keep the community, the group grew over time to the point where they now call to make reservations.

A joyous celebration of life and friendship and belonging, Wendy’s Shabbat delights. These are real people living life and hanging out with friends. These are senior citizens of the type that I am very familiar with, grand folks who are living life to the fullest and hanging out with friends. While nominally a religious gathering it really is about having a place and sense of community.

I smiled from ear to ear for the whole time.

I can’t recommend this film enough. Its one of the best films of any length at this years Tribeca

A must see at Tribeca or where ever you can manage to see it.

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