"...entertaining and imaginative...expressing some very beautiful core Jewish beliefs...there are parts that are riveting, some hilarious...the film goes from the serious to the shtik and the very funny in a seamless montage".
-Rabbi Chaim Moshe Bergstein, Chabad of Farmington Hills
"I just experienced 90 minutes of sheer joy. Even your 'failures' were spectacular". -Avraham Rosenblum, Diaspora Yeshiva Band
"Pay Us for Payos" is a serio-comic hybrid of fact and fiction chronicling the life of Yisrael "Izzi" Lifschutz. He has acted in and/or consulted on such Hollywood films as The Chosen, Stranger Among Us and the independent classic Pi (which he also co-produced). This outrageously funny mockumentary is a survey of Jewish visibility in cinema and fictionalized history replete with archival "behind the scenes" footage, interviews, and staged scenes . It also goes beyond its humor to speak to contemporary Jewish experience. Lifshutz, while "HAGing" the spotlight boasts,
"I'm so animated [an actor] they call me the kosher ham!"
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