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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Light Ahead-New Date!

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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Light Ahead-New Date!

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March 13, 2022 3:30 PM
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Sunday, March 13, 2022
3:30 pm
$11.50 plus Tax and Fees, Call for Festival Pass Discount
94 minutes
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The Light Ahead (1939)

If you are ticket holder for the original January 16th date, your tickets will be honored. Or call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk with questions: 225-344-0334

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer

Screenwriters: Shirley Ulmer, Edgar G. Ulmer, Chaver Paver

Stars:  David Opatoshu, Helen Beverley, Isadore Cashier

Language:  Yiddish with subtitles

This 1939 Yiddish film classic, made on the eve of World War II and newly restored by The National Center for Jewish Film, is at once romantic, expressionist, and painfully conscious of the danger about to engulf European Jews. Audaciously adapted from the work of novelist S. Y. Abramovitch whom Sholem Aleichem dubbed the grandfather of Yiddish literature, this luminous allegory of escape marries Edgar Ulmer’s masterful direction with superb acting by members of New York’s Artef and Yiddish Art Theaters. Film historian J. Hoberman calls Beverley and Opatoshu “perhaps the most beautiful couple in the history of Yiddish cinema…their scenes have a touching erotic chemistry.”

From the archive of The National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF), this showing is the Louisiana Premiere of New Digital Restoration.

Call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk for the Festival Pass, which includes all four films and a discount.

Movies in the 2022 Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: 

Crime on the Bayou - Wednesday, March 9th, 7:00pm

Honeymood - Saturday, March 12th, 7:30pm

Born in Auschwitz - Sunday, March 13th, 1:00pm

The Light Ahead - Sunday, March 13th, 3:30pm

For more information on the festival, visit BRJFF's website by clicking here.

Masks are welcome, but not required in all Manship Theatre Spaces.

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.