Jews in the News: ‘Dough’ is Definitely Not Kosher

Posted by Sydney J. Levine

“Dough” will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on August 2nd from Menemsha Films.

The film tells the story of an old Jewish baker who struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice accidentally drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

Starring Jonathan Pryce (“Game Of Thrones”), Pauline Collins (“Shirley Valentine”), Jerome Holder, Malachi Kirby (“Roots”) and Ian Hart, it is directed by John Goldschmidt.


The DVD and Blu-ray include also special features such as behind the scenes improvisation clips from cast members, deleted scenes, The Baking of Dough featurette and a special introduction by Pauline Collins.  

Watch an exclusive clip from the film: 

The following clip shows what happens when Ayyash, the progtagonist, is trying to hide his stash...

Dough” is one of the year’s sleeper hits grossing $1.2 million at the U.S. box office to date.

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About Sydney Levine:

Sydney Levine is an executive of longstanding in the international film business. She is a writer of the popular blog on international film business, SydneysBuzz which also has run on Indiewire, IMDbPro and IMDb since 2008 when Amazon acquired her twenty-five year old company FilmFinders. In 1988 Sydney created FilmFinders, the industry’s first database of worldwide features used by distributors, sales agents and festival programmers acquiring features. It became industry standard for organizing and tracking the rights-buying activities of the film business and was adopted by the Cannes Marché and developed into what today is called She and her partner, Peter Belsito continue to provide consulting and strategic planning for producers, national film organizations and other educational initiatives in international film business at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Germany's Deutsche Welle Akademie, Talents in Berlin, Sarajevo, and Guadalajara, EICTV the international film school in Los Banos, Cuba, Chapman University, UCLA Extension, Vilnius University, et. al. She organizes, moderates and participates in panel discussions on the international film business, as well as producing white paper research and reports on Sydney works with the markets in Cannes and Berlin in administering buyers’ data for North America, Latin America and Asia and gives tours of the market to newcomers. She opens the Cannes Shorts Corner with a presentation on The International Film Circuit for shorts. She has currently completed a book about Latin American Film Financing published in Spanish by the Guadalajara University Press. The English version on the Iberoamerican Film Business will be published in the fall of 2016.

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