Berkoff's first direction of a documentary film, Eat Dollink, is showing in London on 24 Jan 2017. Berkoff will also answer questions after the session.
"There is nothing in the world as satisfying, edible, exotic and all-embracing as an American Deli.
The few delis that sprouted in London were worthy, but poor facsimiles. Having spent time in Los Angeles, Iâ€™d often visit some of these amazing institutions after a hard dayâ€™s work. Iâ€™d plonk myself into one of their generous banquet seats, and then I was safe. You could never really be lonely in an American Deli. Itâ€™s a sanctuary. Once a bowl of steaming hot chicken soup was put in front of you, the ills and stresses of the world gradually dissolved.
So one day I decided I wanted to pay a tribute to one of my favourite delis, â€˜Cantersâ€™ in West Hollywood. Iâ€™ve been going there on and off for over thirty years and each time I return, I am glad to note that it still hasnâ€™t changed, like itâ€™s there forever. Itâ€™s also 24 hours and so it is always open, except maybe for one day a year."
Details are here http://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html