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Directed by Lewis Bennet

Vancouver 2015 72 mins. In English

We meet 50-something Salam Kahil in full (off)-color in his Vancouver delicatessen, where one sign says “Best Sandwiches in North America!!” while another warns “This deli contains coarse language and nudity.” “I’ve been treating my customers the same way for 26 years,” he shrugs, and it’s clear that his customers are used to it, enduring the constant onslaught of wincing vulgarity with varied hilarity, bewildered smiles and sometimes flat-out discomfort. But most of them know that beneath the bluster is a mile-wide generous side, an endearing personal history…and some of the best sandwiches they’ll ever eat.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.