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By Elka Gould
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‘The Macaroon King’ follows Arnold Badner as he faces changes at his Brooklyn Kosher for Passover Bakery.

The film touches on issues of Jewish identity, family dynamics, the health benefits of coconut, running a small business, unions, labor and manufacturing in New York City. This cinema verite style documentary is an engaging (and often funny) view into a small corner of Brooklyn manufacturing. There's also poetry.

racks of macaroons
racks of macaroons

Following in the footsteps of other great docs on the subject of traditional Jewish food in New York City - The Macaroon King explores the question of how to keep tradition alive.

We are looking to have a New York screening early 2018.

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Design for thr T-Shirt reward

Where will the money go?

The project has been shot and and edited (cost $20k) and is currently being sound and color corrected. Funds from this kickstarter will go to all those expenses and to music licensing and the costs associated with editing and entering film festival competitions. We need more than the 10k we're asking for, but want to meet at least that goal.  We really appreciate your help.

honey + coconut + eggwhites = macaroon (who knew?)
honey + coconut + eggwhites = macaroon (who knew?)

 

Risks and challenges

We have every expectation that the film will be completed and all the rewards delivered as promised. (There is a risk you may become addicted to macaroons).

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    The film with commentary by the director, producer and Lisa B. (the Macaroon King's daughter)

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Funding period

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