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.