The Plot Against Harry

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The Plot Against Harry

New 4K restoration! Michael Roemer is renowned for his classic civil rights drama Nothing But a Man (1964), but the deadpan, hilarious The Plot Against Harry, filmed in 1969, is a Jewish Kosher Nostra mobster masterpiece. Harry Plotnick (Martin Priest), a smalltime New York racketeer just released from prison, gets into the catering biz—a world of call girls, bar mitzvahs, lingerie fashion shows, Mafia barbecues, and hotel pajama parties. Then, a surreal fairy-tale coincidence reunites him with his ex-wife (Maxine Woods), his grown daughter, and a widening web of family and friends who welcome him into their sordid suburban traditions.

Check out a recent interview with the film’s director Michael Roemer here.

Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers)

“A sparkling, Fellini-esque gangster comedy of Jewish despair…a high-water mark of American cinema, a jewel found in the grime of New York City as it entered its worst decade before this one"
A.S. Hamrah, Screen Slate

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2022 series.



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