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Sukkah City

Sukkah City

“The film is ultimately about the artistic process of designers and architects, and more broadly, ideas and the execution of ideas. It also captures the excitement around an installation in one of New York City’s great public spaces.” — The Atlantic

In 2010 in conjunction with New York think-tank Reboot, journalist Joshua Foer and his colleague Roger Bennet,(co-founder of Reboot and the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation), sought to radically shift the perception of what constitutes a sukkah* by staging an international architectural competition in New York City. Featuring noted artists, designers and critics, such as Michael Arad, Ron Arad, Rick Bell, Maira Kalmanand Paul Goldberger; this film is a must-see for aficionados of modern architecture, as well as Jewish culture. Sukkah City chronicles the astonishing scenes of 200,000 people flocking to Union Square to see these contemporary and mind-blowing sukkah designs in this engrossing documentary.

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    Jason Hutt

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