Directed by Oren Rosenfeld (Israel/USA/Germany/Canada, 2016, 70 min.). In English, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. New England Premiere.
This deliciously smart and funny film takes us around Israel and Lebanon. From Suheila, a single Muslim woman known for her legendary hummus and her obsessively clean shop, to Jalil, a Christian Arab hipster in Ramle who runs his father’s hummus joint, to Eliyahu, a born-again Orthodox Jew who runs a hummus restaurant next to a gas station, the film revels in the joys of hummus and the way it can bring people together. But Hummus! The Movie doesn’t shy away from chickpea conflict, taking on the “hummus wars” between Lebanon and Israel and the intense competition between hummus joints in Abu Ghosh. It even features a hummus-themed reggae soundtrack. Yum!
Before the movie, swing by Taste café and grab a hummus plate to enjoy in the theater! Includes a dollop of whipped chickpea hummus with olive oil, fresh herbs, sumac and toasted pita. As always, beer, wine, coffee and additional snacks can be purchased at Taste and enjoyed in the Remis auditorium.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.