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Museum closed temporarily until further notice


Sunday, February 17, 2019, 7 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Joseph Green, Konrad Tom, Poland 1938, 97 min., DCP, Yiddish w/subtitles)

L’Chaim: Celebrating Jewish Life. Molly Picon, the “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” shines as Mamele (the little mother), the dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after the death of their mother. She’s so busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she has little time for herself—until she discovers the violinist across the courtyard. Following the success of Yiddle With His Fiddle (Yidl mitn fidl, 1936), Picon and director Joseph Green teamed again for this film, which, like Yiddle, was shot in Poland. Set in ᴌódź, this musical comedy drama embraces the diverse gamut of interwar Jewish life in Poland, including no-goodniks and the unemployed, nightclubs and gangsters, and religious Jews celebrating Sukkot. Film restoration and English subtitles by the National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org.

Admission is FREE to this screening.

Note earlier start time.