Directors: Henry Felt, Edgar G. Ulmer
Writers: Chaver Pahver, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: David Opatoshu, Helen Beverley, Isadore Cashier
Language: Yiddish with subtitles
This 1939 Yiddish film classic, made on the eve of World War II, 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.”
Call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk for the Festival Pass, which includes all four films and a discount.
Crime on the Bayou (Wednesday, January 12th, 7:00pm)
Born in Auschwitz (Thursday, January 15th, 7:00pm)
Honeymood (Saturday, January 15th, 7:30pm)
The Light Ahead (Sunday, January 16th, 3:00pm)
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