[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements-- Boris Thomashefsky's BAR MITZVAH at Brandeis, April 18

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Thu Apr 1 22:07:54 EDT 2010

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April 1, 2010

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:15:47 -0400
From: Lisa Rivo <lisarivo at brandeis.edu>
Subject: Boris Thomashefsky's BAR MITZVAH

Screening as part of JEWISHFILM.2010 The National Center for Jewish 
Film,  13th Annual Film Festival
APRIL 7 ,APRIL 18, 2010


Sunday | April 18 | 11:15 am @ Brandeis University

USA | 1935 | 90 min | DigiBeta | Yiddish w/ new English subtitles | 
Director: Henry Lynn
New Restoration & Subtitles by NCJF

Special Guests: NCJF Executive Director Sharon Pucker Rivo & Musician 
Hankus Netsky

Starring the legendary Boris Thomashefsky in his only film performance! 
USA Premiere sold out twice at Lincoln Center.

Believing his wife lost at sea, Israel remarries a scheming gold-digger. 
Shock, tears and laughs abound when his beloved wife returns on the eve of 
her son's bar mitzvah after a ten-year absence.

"This schmaltzy [musical] melodrama pays tribute to religious and 
theatrical traditions while surprisingly bursting their bonds in moments 
of modernist cinematic inspiration. As the plot lurches and 
twists...lightning bolts of cinematic revelation suggest the pliable, 
accessible modernism of the cinema in even the most constraining of 
circumstances." New Yorker (Dec. 2009)

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