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June 19, 2016 3:04 am

Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

avatar by Shiryn Ghermezian

A scene from "Bacon & God's Wrath." Photo: Sundance Film Festival.

A scene from “Bacon & God’s Wrath.” Photo: Sundance Film Festival.

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.

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