Putzel

 

Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 88 minutes

All is not well at Himmelstein’s House of Lox in New York. Walter “Putzel” Himmelstein, heir apparent to the Himmelstein smoked fish empire, is having yet another crisis. He is pathologically unable to go beyond the boundaries of the Upper West Side. His Uncle Sid refuses to retire and give him the keys to the store. His ex-wife is flaunting her relationship with a local goon. The neighborhood ladies still regard him as the endearing schlub who hasn’t matured since his days growing up behind the store counter. Indeed, Putzel seems to be living up to everybody’s low expectations. But one day a beautiful dancer walks into their lives -- and she really knows her lox from her Nova. While Uncle Sid lusts after her, Walter senses she might be his ticket to a life beyond 59th Street. PUTZEL is a sweet, good-natured indie comedy that features Jack T. Carpenter and Melanie Lynskey as the mismatched couple. – B.B.

CIFF Screenings

Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Monday, April 08, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Sidebar
Jewish and Israeli Visions

Genres
Comedy
Drama
Recommended for High School +

Competition
American Independents Competition

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The Right Mix: An Interview with Rick Moore of "Putzel"

Director
Jason Chaet

Producers
Rick Moore, Jason Chaet, Shahrzad "Sheri" Davani, Allegra Cohen

Screenwriting
Rick Moore

Cinematography
Ryan Samul

Editing
Federico Rosenzvit, Joel Plotch

Principal Cast
Jack T. Carpenter, Melanie Lynskey, John Pankow, Susie Essman

Director Bio
Jason Chaet is a filmmaker, theater director, and acting teacher based in New York, New York. He got his start at NYC's Ensemble Studio Theater, working with playwrights including David Mamet and Arthur Miller.

Select Filmography
PUTZEL (2013)

Print Source

Rick Moore

rickamoore@hotmail.com

www.putzelmovie.com

Film Sponsor

ABM

Community Partner

Suburban Temple Kol Ami

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