When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City. Chronicling the competition, the film goes behind the scenes during construction, exhibition, and judging to provide an entertaining and inspiring portrait of the project's visionary architects and structures – an exciting, singular moment in the American Jewish experience.
"A remarkable architectural competition." - The New Yorker
"You'll smile. You'll chuckle. You'll be moved!" - The Forward
Directed by Jason Hutt
United States, 2013
Documentary, Architecture, Jewish Culture