[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements-- World premiere of “Yonia Fain: With Pen and Paintbrush” at YIVO, July 26

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Wed Jul 18 16:19:51 EDT 2018

Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements
Date: July 18, 2018

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From: Sheva Zucker <shevayidishlige at aol.com>
Date: July 18, 2018

The League for Yiddish and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research invite
you to the world premiere of “Yonia Fain: With Pen and Paintbrush,” a film
in the series “Worlds within a World: Conversations with Yiddish Writers,”
Thursday, July 26 at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15
West 16th St. Manhattan. The film is directed by Josh Waletzky and produced
by the League for Yiddish.

Yiddish with English subtitles; 75 minutes followed by a panel discussion
featuring Josh Waletzky, Sheva Zucker (interviewer) and Shane Baker
(longtime coworker of Fain’s at the Congress for Jewish Culture).
The film is free and open to the public. Light refreshments after the
film.  Reservations are strongly recommended. RESERVE NOW:
https://www.yivo.org/Yonia-Fain or call 212.246.6080.

Noted Yiddish writer and painter Yonia Fain (1914-2013) is one of those
unique figures whose life story encapsulates a piece of Jewish history.
In the film Fain  discusses his life in Vilna before the war, his political
activism as a Bundist in Warsaw, his years as a refugee in Shanghai, his
relationship with Diego Rivera in Mexico, and his career as an art
professor and writer in New York. This film is an unscripted interview
between Sheva Zucker and Fain, enhanced by Fain's artwork, photo stills and

Di Yidish-Lige un der Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut – YIVO farbetn aykh
af der velt-premyere fun dem film “Yoni Fayn: Mit Pen un Pendzl,” a film in
der serye “A Velt Mit Veltelekh: Shmuesn Mit Yidishe Shraybers,” donershtik
dem 26stn Yuli, 7 a zeyger in ovnt in Yidishn Visnshaftlekhn Institut –
YIVO, 15 Vest 16ster gas, Manhetn. Dzhash Valetsky hot rezhisirt dem film
un di  Yidish-lige hobn im produtsirt.
Yidish mit englishe unterkeplekh; 75 minut, s’vet zayn a panel-diskusye
nokh dem film mit Dzhash Valetskin, Sheva Tsuker (intervyuirer) un Sheyn
Baker (a noenter mitarbeter mit Faynen ba dem yidishn kultur-kongres. Kibed
vet servirt vern. Arayntrit fray ober keday tsu rezervirn.
https://www.yivo.org/Yonia-Fain oder 212.246.6080.

Der shrayber un kinstler Yoni Fain iz fun di zeltene yekhidim vos zayn
lebns-geshikhte shtelt mit zikh for a kapitl yidishe geshikhte. Sheve
Tsuker hot durkhgefirt dem intervyu mit Faynen vos redt vegn zayn lebn in
Vilne far der milkhome, zayn politishn aktivizm vi a Bundist in Varshe,
zayne yorn vi a polet in Shankhay, zayn bakantshaft mitn groysn moler Diego
Rivera in Meksike, un zayn karyere vi a kunst-profesor un yidisher shrayber
in Nyu-York. Der film vert baraykhert mit Fains eygene kunstverk,
fotografyes un muzik.

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