DINARD FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL OF BRITISH FILMS
DOUGH recieved standing ovations at the festival screening.
It will go on release throughout France in early 2016
MENEMSHA FILMS ACUIRES UMEDIA'S DOUGH
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A touching comedy drama about the unlikely friendship of an old Jewish baker and a young Muslim. Celebrated British actor Jonathan Pryce is playing the leading role of Nat, the Jewish baker. Director / Producer John Goldschmidt. The film opened the 2015 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, screened at the Atlanta JFF and in Dinard at the French Film Festival of British Films in October and opened the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival in November. The film opened the Palm Beach JFF in January 2016.
See SFJFF web page
FUSE FILM REVIEW - A DELICIOUS 'DOUGH'
February 2016 - Florida Pre-Release -
Audiences line up to see DOUGH
INDIE FILM GURU LEONARD MALTIN:
From his radio show 'Maltin on Movies':
"there’s a film called Dough. D-O-U-G-H, Dough, from England, starring the great Jonathan Pryce and a newcomer Jerome Holder, and the wonderful Pauline Collins. And this is about a kosher baker in a neighborhood that’s changing, in a society that’s changing, who’s trying to stick to his old ways and please his old customers, but things are, you know, not the same. Customer base is shrinking, there aren’t as many people interested in kosher, you know, goods on Friday and Saturday for the Sabbath, and he needs a new apprentice. And the new apprentice he takes on (because he has no choice) is a young Muslim man, an émigré. At first he doesn’t know how this is going to work out, and then it works out surprisingly well, for comedic reasons. It’s a lighthearted film. It deals with some serious issues, there’s serious undercurrents in the film, but they deal with it with a light touch, so when you’re done, you’re smiling. You’re not feeling like you’ve been beaten up or dragged through a social film with heavy issues thrown in your face. They’re there, but they’re handled I think in a very deft and clever way. And Jonathan Pryce is just so damn good – what a wonderful actor he is. And the young man, is named Jerome Holder - he’s new to me but he’s very, very good. So if you want sort of a feel-good movie, I would recommend Dough. That’s still playing in theaters too"
USA only - on iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and on DVD from August 8 2016
THE UNLUCKY AUSTRALIANS
John Goldschmidt's 1973 film about the Gurindji tribe has just been restored in London for transmission by ABC TV in Australia. The film had been too controvercial to be screened there until now.
Regards sur le Cinema Europeen - Prix du Public 2016 - John Goldschmidt
Cherry Hill Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
Hartford Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2015 - Best Comedy.
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
Popoli e Religioni - Terni Film Festival 2016 - Best Film - John Goldschmidt
Festival Du Film Britannique (aka Under My Screen) 2016 -
Under My Screen Award - Director John Goldschmidt,
Young Audience Award - Actor Jerome Holder
Dough's tagline "You don't have to be baked to make some Dough" (and poster layout) is a parody of Levy Rye's "You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's real Jewish Rye" campaign from the '60s.
John Goldschmidt adjusts to outback life during the making of the film.
Mandy Chang, ABC's Head of Arts, TV Non Scripted Production, tells: “A bootleg copy of the film was sent to me and Sally Riley (Head of Scripted Production), by an academic who was keen to see it aired. I thought it important enough to send to our MD, Michelle Guthrie, who also expressed a desire to see this unique historical record shown on our screens.
“In the 51 years since it was made, for political reasons it was never broadcast in Australia. By co-incidence, I discovered it was made by an English friend who had never mentioned it. It's taken well over a year and an epic search by a small team of us - both here and in the UK - who eventually tracked it down and acquired the rights. The ABC has had it restored to its full glory and I feel proud that Australians will now have the privilege of seeing the unfolding story of Vincent Lingiari and his Gurindji Mob, who having walked off Lord Vestey's property, were lobbying the government to protest their right to land that was rightfully theirs.”