The Last Blintz

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The Last Blintz (2015)

Country: USA

Duration: 30 min

Director: Dori Berinstein
Screenplay: Dori Berinstein

Nomination: Competition, Documentary Short

Age limitations: 6+

Plot

The Cafe Edison is an American Dream come true story about a multigenerational, big-hearted, mom-and-pop family business that is tragically and prematurely coming to an end. It's also about gentrification on steroids and allconsuming greed. It's about the heart, soul, authenticity, and distinctiveness of cities globally being flagrantly ripped away for yet another impersonal, cookiecutter, corporate chain. It's too late for The Cafe Edison... but, looking to the future, THE LAST BLINTZ is an impassioned plea for 'progress' that honors the past, protects the future and preserves the heart and culture of our great cities...before there's nothing left.

Rewards and nominations

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - Jury Award Best Short Documentary
  • New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - Best Documentary Audience Award
  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - Runner up Best Short Film Audience Award
  • AFI Docs - Official selection
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Official selection
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival - Official selection
  • Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - Official selection
  • UK Jewish Film Festival - Official selection

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