We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of writer/director Joan Micklin Silver who was perhaps best known for her 1988 film adaptation of the play CROSSING DELANCEY starring Amy Irving which is our next Rialto Recommends. Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with. Vogue Magazine said of CROSSING DELANCEY "The implausible and the irresistible come joyfully together." While the New York Times said "The film's style is deliberately broad, but the actors give it humor and delicacy." CROSSING DELANCEY is streaming on TCM or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, DirectTV and others.