Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

June 6, 2023
COMO’s own Bagel-Bubbie plays matchmaker with this rare romantic gem.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series CoMo Famous: 2023

Steeped in contemporary Jewish culture, Crossing Delancey examines the push-pull of tradition and modernity, as a New York woman is caught between a European poet and a humble Essex Street pickle-salesman.


All CoMo Famous screening tickets are $20 each

In addition to screening one of their fave must-see films at Ragtag, each CoMo Famous contestant will host an evening to remember that's full of surprises. Events start at 6:30pm, films start at 7pm.

The 2023 winner will be announced at the Ragtag Cinema birthday party on June 24. Donate at least $10 to any (or all!) contestant(s) for your invite to the birthday party extravaganza—space for this event is limited, so once you've given, keep an eye out for RSVP information. The $10 minimum donation is separate to your ticket price. Donations can be made using the link on each contestant’s page or by adding a donation onto your CoMo Famous screening ticket purchase.

Presented By

CoMo Famous: Crossing Delancey - presented by Amanda Rainey

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Amanda, of Goldies Bagels, has been in CoMo for seventeen years and finds the tight knit downtown community to be its best feature. The best pizza in town? Pizza Tree, naturally. (She co-owns it with husband, John). She’s always up for a cup of coffee and her hidden talent is procrastinating filling out forms. (Is that really hidden, though?) The first film Amanda saw at Ragtag was THIRTEEN.

Director(s): Joan Micklin Silver
Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk
Year Released: 1988
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English

Film Reviews

"From its first romantic encounter, as two pairs of eyes lock across a crowded room, to its last tremulous one, Crossing Delancey is unqualified pleasure, bound on every side by love."

- Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

"The implausible and the irresistible come joyfully together."

- Molly Haskell, Vogue

"Crossing Delancey is a happy injection of optimism to which few will be immune."

- Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner