For thousands of years Jewish men were considered the ideal. Michelangelo chose David, a Jewish warrior King to represent the essence of greatness. Strong, aggressive, passionate. From Moses to the Maccabees, to Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky, Sandy Koufax and Mark Spitz. Jewish men were looked at as heroes.
Then something happened. We were portrayed a certain way in the media. The media revolution hit, the golden age of film. Scorcese gives us DeNiro in Taxi Driver. Coppola gives us Pacino in The Godfather. Woody Allen gives us Woody Allen in "Bananas" and the dye to a new type of Jew in the media was set.
“Maccabee” is a comedic documentary about the Jewish man’s representation through history, and in the media of today.