First Annual New York
Yiddish Film Festival
at The JCC in Manhattan

Presented by The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
and The JCC in Manhattan, in cooperation with
The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University.

Four Nights — Four Great Yiddish Films!

Saturday, April 28 – 8:00pm
“East and West” (Mizrekh un Mayrev/Ost und West)
A silent comedy starring Molly Picon with Yiddish and English intertitles. Live musical score performed by Peter Sokolow.

Sunday, April 29 – 6:00pm
“Our Children” – (Unzere Kinder)
Comedy duo Dzigan and Shumacher play all the parts in this Sholom Aleichem story for an audience of children who survived the Holocaust. But the children outdo the performers when they exchange roles and demonstrate the healing, liberating powers of song, dance and storytelling.

Monday, April 30 – 8:00pm
“The Cantor’s Son” (Dem Khazn’s Zindl)
Newly restored print. Cantor and matinee idol Moishe Oysher stars in this film about an immigrant who makes it big as a singer in America and returns to Europe for his parents’ Golden Anniversary.

Tuesday, May 1 – 7:30pm
“The Dybbuk”
In this classic Yiddish film, boundaries separating the natural from the supernatural dissolve as ill-fated pledges, unfulfilled passions and untimely deaths ensnare two families in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession

– All Movies are in Yiddish with English Subtitles –

PLUS: A Special Presentation — Sunday, April 29 – 2:00pm
“Between Two Worlds”
An illustrated presentation by Sharon Pucker Rivo, Executive Director of The National Center for Jewish Film located at Brandeis University. This presentation will focus on the origins of Yiddish film and how it was created in Russia, Poland, Austria and America in the early part of the 20th century.

All presentations will be at The JCC in Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street
Tickets for all presentations $10 members/$12 non-members
For tickets and information, call the Box Office at The JCC in Manhattan at 646-505-5708