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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Light Ahead

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January 16, 2022 3:00 PM
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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Light Ahead

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January 16, 2022 3:00 PM
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Sunday, January 16, 2022
3:00 pm
$11.50 plus Tax and Fees, Call for Festival Pass Discount
94 minutes
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The Light Ahead (1939)

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.

Movies in the 2022 Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: 

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)

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

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.
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