The film takes a humorous look at the differences between Orthodox and Reform Judaism played out in terms of the differences between the New York and Los Angeles versions of the Reuben sandwich. Brilliant performances are provided by an ensemble cast of familiar faces from film and television - Jasmine Anthony (Stephen King's 1408, Commander in Chief), Anita Barone (The War at Home, Daddio), Paul Ben-Victor (In Plain Sight, Entourage), Larry Cedar (The Crazies, Deadwood), Pamela Cedar, Alanna Ubach (Hung, Legally Blonde), and Matt Winston (John from Cincinnati, Little Miss Sunshine). Are you an Orthodox or Reform Reubenite? Watch the film and find out!
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Reuben sandwich, a mainstay of non-kosher "Jewish Style" delis, is as treif as treif can get. Well, maybe it could be more treif by substituting ham for the corned beef that gets topped with melted swiss cheese.
But it's still treif, and we always wondered how it became synonymous with Jewish food.
Noble Savage Productions, a producer of short films, sent us a link to their latest work, A Reuben By Any Other Name, and we thought it was funny, thoughtful, and that you might enjoy watching it.
Here's their description of this 4 minute short comedy: