Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time
The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life.
In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to try bacon. Brownstone reflects on her life’s experiences — most notably the conflicts she had with her strictly religious upbringing — and audiences witness her being “interviewed” by a talking pig’s head, while her responses emerge from a talking computer.
The mixed-media short is one of eight films spotlighted at the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which opened at the IFC Center in New York City.