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A Film Forum Repertory Series

THE JEWISH SOUL: Ten Classics of Yiddish Cinema

Available exclusively from Film Forum until 11/24

The Dybbuk
American Matchmaker
Her Second Mother
Mir Kumen On
Overture to Glory
Eli Eli
Jewish King Lear
Motel, the Operator
Three Daughters

Forget the stereotypes: the Yiddish Cinema is really just like any other world cinema, only ‘writ small.’ In its late 1930's heyday, Yiddish movies – shot in either New York or Poland – covered a broad range of genres: comedies, soap operas, films of the supernatural, literary adaptations, musicals... pretty much everything except westerns and science fiction. The one unifying element is how, through language, gesture, and a common cultural sensibility, these funny, touching, and atmospheric movies captured the essence of the Jewish soul... on the day before the apocalypse.
Restored by Lobster Films, Paris, and presented by Kino Lorber, these beautiful restorations – vastly superior to anything done before – feature, for the first time ever, complete subtitle translations, by noted Yiddish translator (A SERIOUS MAN, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) Allen Lewis Rickman.

Special Film Forum Price for Blu-ray (5 discs): $50 plus tax and shipping. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

Film Forum appreciates the support it receives from the Joan S. Constantiner Fund for Jewish and Holocaust Films, donated by Leon Constantiner and Family.

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