Aaron Davidson’s documentary films on Jewish themes have all been created in South Florida, but transcend their local flavor and are at once familiar and nostalgic. A hallmark of his work is a periodic update of his films, often with poignant, ironic, or unexpected results, as films made innocently more than a decade ago in an earlier context take on new and added meaning with contemporary footage. “Abraham’s Bakery” is one of three films being screened for Miami Book Fair that amazingly span 13 years – a significant milestone, as the films are now Bar Mitzvah age.
Abraham’s Kosher Bakery was a Miami Beach landmark for more than 30 years and one of the last old-fashioned bakeries of its kind. The film lovingly follows the process of making kosher favorites, and along the way shares the stories of some of the bakers and patrons. Various updates since the original film was made explore the continued journey of the bakery and its location.