Deli Man

  • 10 10
  • 2015
  • 52min
Deli Man
  • English

Oh! the famous American Delis, the ones we have always seen in films and pictures. This documentary takes a look at the culture of delicatessen restaurants in the U.S.

Deli Man
  • English
Awards

AWARDS: Winner Premio Banca Etica Nuove Economie. Euganea Film Festival/ Winner Audience Award. 13th Human Rights Film Festival, San Sebastian

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Marche Du Film Festival de Cannes/ Environmental Film Festival Melbourne/ Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Glasgow/ Jewish Motifs International Film Festival/ Detroit Jewish Film Festival/ Athens Jewish Film Festival/ Baltimore Jewish Film Festival/ Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival/ Jewish International Film Festival Sydney/ Nashville Jewish Film Festival/ Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival/ Yonkers Film Festival/ Charlotte Jewish Film Festival/ Berlin Jewish Film Festival/ Asheville Jewish Film Festival/ New Hampshire JFF/ Northern Virginia JFF/ Atlanta Jewish Film Festival/ Santa Barbara International Film Festival/ Washington, D.C. Jewish Film Festival/ Charlotte Jewish Film Festival/ Hartford Jewish Film Festival/ Maine Jewish Film Festival/ Northern Virginia JFF/ New Hampshire JFF/ San Francisco Jewish Film Festival/ Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival/ Central Mass Jewish Film Festival/ Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 

Deli Man. The history of delicatessens in the United States

Erik Greenberg Anjou’s film explores Jewish culture as it reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. 

In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S, Kenny & Ziggy’s. 

His story – augmented by the stories of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage – embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savoury, nostalgic foods. 
 

Erik Greenberg
Erik Greenberg Director

Production Companies

Reiff & Associates LLC