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July 28, 2003

Movie: Divan, Berkeley, CA, Jul 28


"Divan" stars at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
at Wheeler Auditorium in Berkeley, Monday, July 28, 1pm

Check out a clip of DIVAN on: www.sfjff.org/sfjff23/video/

Tickets for the screenings available on: www.sfjff.org

To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets involved - the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery.

Soundtrack by Frank London

August 3, 2003

Movie: Divan, San Rafael, CA, Aug 3


"Divan" stars at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
at Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, Sunday, August 3, 2:45pm

Check out a clip of DIVAN on: www.sfjff.org/sfjff23/video/

Tickets for the screenings available on: www.sfjff.org

To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets involved - the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery.

Soundtrack by Frank London

August 11, 2003

Cracow Klezmer, LA, CA, Aug 11

Crakow Klezmer Band will be making its debut appearance here on the West Coast as part of the Skirball Center's Zeitgeist Festival. Here's how it works:

JEWISH LUCK (Żydowskie szczęście)
with live accompaniment by Cracow Klezmer Band (Poland)

Tuesday, August 12, 8:00 p.m.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90049
310/440-4500

$15 General,
$10 Members,
$8 Students

Advance Tickets: (323) 655-8587

U.S. premiere! One of the greatest Yiddish actors and directors of Moscows Yiddish State Art Theatre, Solomon Mykhoels made his film debut in this adaptation of Sholom Aleichems Mendel the Matchmaker. Like Buster Keaton, Mendel falls into one hilarious calamity after another. (Russia, 1925, 90 min.) Silent with English intertitles and live music by the Cracow Klezmer Band.

September 4, 2003

Yiddish Conference, Baltimore, MD, Sep 4-7 begins

Here's why you gotta come to the Yiddish Conference in Baltimore

  1. Your friends and colleagues will be there.
  2. The networking's great.
  3. You can learn a great deal about today's world of Yiddish.
  4. You'll learn about the newest books and cds

So come on down. For particulars and to download a registration form, visit fishl kutner's site www.derbay.org. Baltimore's the place to be this September. Kumt, kinderlekh, kumt.

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December 25, 2003

Divan screens at Jerusalem Film Fest, Jerusalem, Israel, Dec 25

JERUSALEM JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
December 25, 7pm
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
Jerusalem Cinemateque

March 20, 2004

Divan Premiere Party, NYC, Mar 20

DIVAN PREMIERE PARTY AND CONCERT + +
SATURDAY MARCH 20, 8:30pm

FRANK LONDON (composer of DIVAN) & HIS KLEZMER BRASS ALLSTARS
performs live at: MEHANATA
416 Broadway (corner of Canal)
BEER SPONSOR: Shmaltz Brewing Company/He'Brew: The Chosen Beer

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March 25, 2004

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 25

DIVAN DOUBLE-BILL CONCERT + +
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 10:30pm and Midnight

10:30pm: Basya Schechter, featured in DIVAN, performs with her band
PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
+
12:00am: assorted Hungarian members of
ELET FA

TONIC
107 Norfolk St. (between Delancey and Rivington)
$10 (or $5 with a Divan ticket stub)

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March 30, 2004

Film: "Chants of Sand and Stars"@ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 30

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Tuesday, March 30, 8:00pm

Film Chants of Sand and Stars
A tapestry of Jewish world music From Azerbaijan, to Manhattan to Israel

In association with The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Kanbar Hall at JCCSF
3200 California Street & Presidio Avenue
San Francisco
415-292-1233 or www.jccsf.org

April 14, 2004

Klezmerwelten 2004 opens, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Apr 14 - May 2

The Kulturreferat of the city of Gelsenkirchen runs the festival 'Klezmerwelten 2004' from April 14 - May 2

The program includes some interesting activities, and even cooperation, of listers Josh Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Steve Weintraub, Sanne Möricke, Christian Dawid

For details check www.klezmerwelten.de

June 20, 2004

KlezCalifornia, San Francisco, CA, Jun 20-25

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

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June 23, 2004

Silent Film/Live Music, NYC, Jun 23

Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust presents:

SILENT FILM/LIVE MUSIC His People (Director: Edward Sloman - 1925, 91 min, 16mm) World Premiere score written by Paul Shapiro. Performed live by an all-star band. Restored 16mm print courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University

Shapiro's band: Paul Shapiro (woodwinds), Steven Bernstein (trumpets), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Brian Mitchell (piano), David Hofstra (bass), and Tony Lewis (drums)

Advanced Ticket Price: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 members/students Door Price: $18, $15, $12

PURCHASE TICKETS: On-line at www.mjhnyc.org or via phone at 646.437.4202

SUBWAY: 4/5 to Bowling Green, W/R to Whitehall, 1/9 to South Ferry BUS: M1, M6, M9, M15

Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan - 646.437.4200

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June 24, 2004

Divan (the movie), Boston, MA, Jun 24

Pearl Gluck's film (description below) w/ music by Frank London will be shown again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Thursday, June 24, 8pm & Sunday, June 27, 2pm. Worth seeing (and the music is good!).

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
(617) 247-9063
8pm
Tickets: MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9. BJFF members receive the discount price.

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June 27, 2004

Divan (the movie), Boston, MA, Jun 27

Pearl Gluck's film (description below) w/ music by Frank London will be shown again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Thursday, June 24, 8pm & Sunday, June 27, 2pm. Worth seeing (and the music is good!).

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
(617) 247-9063
2pm
Tickets: MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9. BJFF members receive the discount price.

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June 28, 2004

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp, Jun 28-Jul 2

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp
June 28-July 2, 2004

Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the lush 300+ acre campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features Veretski Pass, including tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz, fiddler Cookie Segelstein, and Stu Brotman on bass. This year we are offering optional afternoon classes including 2 sessions of Yiddish dance, a lecture and slide show on 18th and 19th C. Yiddish life, and a film screening and discussion. You can also hike on our private wilderness tract and on the many acres of public land nearby. Or you may want to explore the cultural resources of the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area.

This class is open to anyone who can play simple tunes on their instrument. You do not have to read music or be familiar with Klezmer style. We encourage both solo players and existing ensembles to participate. Class will run daily from 9 AM until noon with optional afternoon programs as describged above. $210.

The week will conclude with a student concert, and a concert by Cookie, Josh and Stu on Friday evening.

This weeklong workshop could be a great start or end to a southwestern summer vacation or a vacation unto itself.

For more information contact Danny Packer at (505) 828-3361, or packer@aa.edu. To register, contact the Albuquerque Academy Summer session at (505) 858-8811.

August 23, 2004

9th KlezKanada, Quebec, Canada, Aug 23-29

Musicians begin today

One of the best Klezmer/yiddish culture camps in North America is the annual "KlezKanada", held each years in the spectacular Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Organized, in part, by the folks in Brave Old World, the program is always spectacular.

Events include lectures, a mini film festival, and of course, intensive workshops in singing, klezmer music, theatre, and dance. The "Kidz for Klez" program is also great. This is the best summer camp in the world (in fact, the event is hosted at a Jewish summer camp). Register early to get the best bunks.

Although most events start on Wednesday, the 25th, musicians should arrive this morning with the first workshops scheduled for this afternoon. Today is the day to arrive, get oriented, and get in some preliminary jamming.

For further information, visit the site website, www.klezkanada.com

December 26, 2004

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31, 2004

Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

May 23, 2005

Yale Strom, Warsaw, Poland, May 23

Yale Strom will be in Warsaw to present his film "L'CHAYIM COMRADE STALIN!" which examines the formation, history and current status of the "Jewish Autonomous Region" - better known as Birobidzhan. The JAR was the first and only secular Yiddish state created 20 years before the State of Israel specifically for Soviet Jews and Jews in the rest of Eastern Europe. Yale will be present after the screening for Q&A and to perform a few klezmer tunes (violin) after the screening. The film is in competition and part of the WARSZAWSKI MIEDZYNARODOWY FESTIWAL FILMOWY (Warsaw Jewish Film Festival). The film will be screened at the Kino Muranow on Ulica Gen. W. Andersa 1, on May 23rd, 2005 at 9:50pm. For ticket info. go to www.warsawjff.ant.pl

August 21, 2005

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 21-28

KlezKanada logoIt's the 10th anniversary of a great klezmer gathering. Musicians gather on the 21st, everyone else on the 24th.

We'll post more details here as they come together towards the event.

For further information visit the KlezKanada website, www.klezkanada.com

The 2004 weblog is at www.klezmershack.com/klezkanada/

September 21, 2005

NYJMHF: Metropolitan Klezmer w/Yiddish film clips, NYC, Sep 21

Jewish music and heritage festival
band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Wednesday, September 21
Yiddish film clips/lecture project with Metropolitan Klezmer live!
at Makor, 35 W 67th St NYC, btw CPW & Columbus Avenue
212-601-1000 Tickets $15 www.makor.org
Doors open 7:30pm, show at 8pm
Gourmet kosher menu & full bar
Film research info: metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html
Program sources: Uncle Moses, The Dybbuk, American Matchmaker, Overture to
Glory, Mamele, Yidl Mitn Fidl, rare Soviet Yiddish theater newsreels & more!
Bandleader/drummer Eve Sicular has toured this lecture abroad, now the band
joins in...

December 14, 2005

Divan screened, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 14

divan posterJoin Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, Workmen's Circle, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Community Library of L.A., and Jewish Genealogical Society of L.A. for Divan, presented by Director Pearl Gluck, with Q&A following the screening.

Divan
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90048
Parking in lot immediately west of building and on the street

Free Admission, Limited Seating, RSVP Required
Call 323-761-8648 or email resource@jclla.org for reservations

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February 7, 2006

"The Man from Munkacs", Iowa City, IA, Feb 7

FILM: THE MAN FROM MUNKACS: GYPSY KLEZMER, by Yale Strom
Tuesday, February 7, 12:30 pm
Adler Journalism Building, Room E105

University of Iowa Hillel
Aliber/Hillel Jewish Student Center
122 E. Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52245-1730
319-338-0778
fax: 319-338-1482
www.iowahillel.org

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February 9, 2006

"A Man from Munkacs: Gypsy klezmer" film debut, Montclair, NJ, 9 Feb

Director Yale Strom will introduce his film, “A Man from Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer,” at Montclair State University’s McEachern Recital Hall Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. Strom will also give a demonstration with live musical examples. Sponsored by MSU’s Global Education Center as part of its Forum on International Issues, the event is free and open to the public.

For additional information contact the Global Education Center at (973) 655-4185

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March 8, 2006

Josh Waletzky film premiere, NYC, Mar 8

Josh Waletzky's film about the Kirov Opera and Ballet companies, "Sacred Stage: The Mariinsky Theater", is having a NY premiere screening next Wednesday at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, one showing only, at 8:15pm. The film features eye- and ear-filling performances, plus behind-the-scenes scenes, plus incisive commentaries, plus a narration written by Ronald Blumer and spoken by Richard Thomas.

Read all about it at this site: filmlinc.com/wrt/showing/sacredstage.html

May 18, 2006

Evening in honor of Sholem Aleichem, Montreal, Canada, May 18

Yiddish Café proudly presents:

An Evening In Honour of Sholem Aleichem’s 90th Yortsayt
Thursday, MAY 18, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.

Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine, Montreal

Admission: $7 JPL members, $10 non-members

For information, please call (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006
or advance tickets call (514) 345-6416

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

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Sway Machinery, Mendy opening, Brooklyn, NY, May 13

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
Mendy: A question of faith--opening party!!!
Mendy, a film by Adam Vardy, and with a score composed by Jeremiah Lockwood and performed by The Sway Machinery, is opening for a two week run at Cinema Village on May 12th. Come celebrate with a live performance by The Sway Machinery. Venue and exact time to be announced.
mendythemovie.com

June 6, 2006

Metropolitan Klezmer, film, NYC, Jun 6

Tuesday, June 6
8:00 PM
The JCC of Manhattan presents:

"The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: Gay + Lesbian Subtext from a Cinema of Diaspora"
http://jccnyc.org/category.aspx?catid=2057#13968
http://metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html
A film clips-lecture by Eve Sicular, with Metropolitan Klezmer full octet live!
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708
This program is the finale of the JCC's Faigele Film Festival

$12.00 - Member
$15.00 - Non-Member
GLSYCC00S6

Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.)

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June 15, 2006

Yung Yidish, Jerusalem, Israel, Jun 15

Thursday evening, June 15
8.30 pm at YUNG YiDiSH
Jerusalem Rehov Yermiyahu 52, Romema, Jerusalem [35/50 NIS]
in cooperation with HOTAM - Cultural events for the Hebrew Book Week

A festive Yiddish concert, with songs from the new Anthology "Vort un
Nign" (word and melody): Yiddish Poetry in Leybu Levin's creativity.

with screenings of some unique and rare archive material of Leibu Levin
reciting in Yiddish and with the participation of the Ruth Levin, Avishay
Fisz, Lev Levin - song and recitation and Regina Driker by the piano

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October 8, 2006

Film premiere: Yiddish Theater: A Love Story, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 8

The center for Jewish Culture and Creativity announces the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary film
"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

On Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 pm at the Mann Chinese Theaters Hollywood followed by a reception at the Trastevere restaurant

Seating for the screening is limited, but $11.00 tickets are available in advance online at www.MagicalFilmFest.com/37.html until Monday October 2nd or at the box office from Friday October 6th subject to availability. Parking is available at the underground structure at the Hollywood Highland Entertainment Complex for $2 after box office validation.

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October 23, 2006

"From Shtetl to Swing" screening, Chicago, IL, Oct 23

Benefit screening—Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir in person!
FROM SHTETL TO SWING: A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
2005, Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir, 58 min.
Narrated by Harvey Fierstein

Monday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, IL

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with director Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir. (Maxwell St. Klezmer leader Lori Lippitz will also participate.) The audience is invited to a reception, sponsored by L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge, in the Film Center's Gallery/Café after the screening and panel discussion.

Admission is $20. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Gene Siskel Film Center. No blue passes valid for this screening.

Tel: 312.846.2600
www.artic.edu/webspaces/siskelfilmcenter/2006/october/7.html

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April 24, 2007

Screening: "Yiddish theater: A love story", W. Palm Beach, FL, Apr 24

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 24 1:30 PM
Muvico Parisian 20 at CityPlace 545 Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach

www.pbifilmfest.org/2007_festival/film_schedule.html

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April 25, 2007

Screening: "Yiddish theater: A love story", Los Angeles, CA, Apr 25

YIDDISH THEATER: A LOVE STORY directed by Dan Katzir, produced by Ravit Markus.

LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 25 7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

www.lajfilmfest.org

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July 11, 2007

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman Film Premiere, NYC, Jul 11, 2007

The League for Yiddish and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
are pleased to Invite you to

An Evening In Honor of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman
Poet, songwriter, singer

Featuring the WORLD PREMIERE of the second film in the series

Worlds within a World: Conversations with Yiddish Writers
BEYLE SCHAECHTER-GOTTESMAN
SONG OF AUTUMN
Yiddish (with English subtitles)

A film by Josh Waletzky, produced by the League for Yiddish

Musical Program: Janet Leuchter, Esther Gottesman and Binyumen Schaechter
Refreshments.

Admission $10.00, Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 6:30 P.M. at the
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 St, NYC.
F, V, L and Path trains to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Please reserve your tickets 917-606-8200

November 21, 2007

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story", NYC, Nov 21, 2007

YIDDISH THEATER: A LOVE STORY
A new film by Award winning director Dan Katzir
November in Manhattan (NY), Los Angeles (CA) and Tel Aviv (Israeli)
New York
November 21
Two Boots-Pioneer theater
East 3rd street between Ave A and B ( Closer to A)
Tel:(212)591-0434

(Advance ticket purchase highly recommended as space is limited. On the following page please scroll down to bottom:)
twoboots.com/pioneer/jewish.html

November 30, 2007

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story", Los Angeles, CA, Nov 30, 2007

YIDDISH THEATER: A LOVE STORY
A new film by Award winning director Dan Katzir
November in Manhattan (NY), Los Angeles (CA) and Tel Aviv (Israeli)

Los Angeles
November 30
Laemmle Theaters
The film will play in various Laemmle theaters. For specific date, time and location please check the Laemmle chain website

February 17, 2008

SCORE: East and West, London, UK, Feb 17, 2008

Sunday 17th February 2008, 4pm

East & West (Ost und west) (U) + live accompaniment by Lemez Lovas of Oi Va Voi and guest musicians
16:00 / A rare screening of Sidney M Goldin and Ivan Abramson's silent Yiddish comedy, starring Molly Picon
17 February 2008
Cinema 1

Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

£8.50/£6 conc/£4.50 under 15s from the Barbican ticket office: 0845 120 7527 or online

Part of the Barbican’s silent film / live music series, Lemez Lovas, formerly of Oi Va Voi, directs guest musicians Moshikop and Rohan Kriwaczek in an irreverent live performance of a score for East and West – especially prepared for the JCC – that played to sell-out audiences in 2005 and 2006.

In Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent movie (1923), streetwise New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin’s wedding in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek’s cheeky new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica, from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to breakbeat. As love blossoms between East and West, and the musical narrative unfolds, traditional and modern worlds are brought into collision.

Check out a trailer for the gig here.

Produced by Yad Arts for the JCC for London and the Barbican
www.yadarts.com

March 2, 2008

"It Sounds Better in Yiddish", Montreal, Canada, Mar 2, 2008

Yiddish Film Series: Humour
Hebrew film with English Subtitles

The Jewish Public Library presents the third of a three-part Yiddish Film Series on Humour, the 2004 film It Sounds Better in Yiddish on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Introduced by Rivka Augenfeld. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Miriam Blacher Glasrot and Josef Glasrot Endowment. Admission: $5 JPL members/students, $10 others. Call 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets and information.

This film, featuring comedians Dzigan and Shumacher, showcases the complex relationship among Yiddish, yiddishkeyt, and Hebrew in Israel, as well as the process of merging Yiddish and Israeli humor. Dzigan and Schumacher began their careers in Lodz in the late 1920s, fled to the Soviet Union with the outbreak of World War II, where they were imprisoned in Siberia, and immigrated to Israel in 1950.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

March 13, 2008

CineMingle: "You Never Know", Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

CineMingle: "You Never Know"
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Thursday, March 13, 7:30
$6 JCC members, $8 non-members
Buy tickets now.

At the 1966 Berkeley Folk Festival, a young rabbi took the stage, humbly sandwiched between higher profile acts Pete Seeger and Jefferson Airplane. Armed with a guitar, he began to sing. Shlomo Carlebach was a brilliant young Talmudic scholar who had been sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to bring the Torah to the hippies of San Francisco. But when his love for them transgressed the boundaries of halacha (Jewish Law), he was shunned by the Orthodox establishment. This documentary, screened at the 2007 Jerusalem Film Festival, features Carlebach's friends, doubters and followers as they discuss the counterculture rabbi's life and works. Though he passed away thirteen years ago, his influence is felt far and wide in eponymous minyanim around the world.

March 23, 2008

Yiddish Film out of closet, Amherst, MA, Mar 23, 2008

Molly PiconSunday, March 23, 2008 at 2pm

The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: "A yingl mit a yingl hot epes a tam?"
Lesbian & Gay Subtext from a Cinema of Diaspora
video clips/lecture program presented by Eve Sicular
at Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
at The National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street
Amherst MA
on the campus of Hampshire College
Info: 413-256-4900
bikher.org
pvjff.org

March 30, 2008

SPIEL, London, UK, Mar 30, 2008

Sunday 30th March 2008 at 8.30pm

SPIEL: Holocaust on film with John Hurt, Tracy Ann Oberman, Joanna Newman and Jason Solomons.

ICA, The Mall, London SW1
£12 online or 0207 431 9866

Actress and co-writer of Three Sisters on Hope Street, Tracy Ann Oberman, BAFTA award-winning John Hurt, star of countless films including Alien and Shooting Dogs, and Dr Joanna Newman, co-author of Holocaust and the Moving Image, join host and Observer film critic Jason Solomons to look at the shifting portrayal of the Holocaust in film.
Over the evening, we’ll be considering the change in representation from 80s award-winning films Europa Europa and Au Revoir Les Enfants, through Schindler’s List to 2007’s European films Black Book and The Counterfeiters and recent portrayals of other genocides, including Shooting Dogs and Hotel Rwanda.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London

June 12, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jun 12, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
8 pm
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky, and special guest: Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen's Circle

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

June 15, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jun 15, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
2:15 pm
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky, and special guest: Matt Thall, Housing and Community Activist

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

June 19, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jun 19, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
2:15 pm
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky, and special guest: Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Psychiatrist, Media Consultant, Author

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

June 22, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jun 22, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
12:20 pm
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky, and special guest: Author Vivian Gornick

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

June 25, 2008

Film: The Golem, with new score, Portland, ME, Jun 25, 2008

Hello Tummler fans.

We want to let you know that our good friend Mark Tipton, (occasional sub with the Tummlers and central member of Zhok Therapy), has written an original score for the 1920 silent film, The Golem. It's going to be shown, and performed, this week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at One Longfellow Square. This is going to be a rare and exciting event. We hope you can make it.

Weds 6/25 and Thurs 6/26 | The Golem w/the Tipton Chamber Players
One Longfellow Square www.onelongfellowsquare.com
8pm | $8

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June 26, 2008

Film: The Golem, with new score, Portland, ME, Jun 26, 2008

Hello Tummler fans.

We want to let you know that our good friend Mark Tipton, (occasional sub with the Tummlers and central member of Zhok Therapy), has written an original score for the 1920 silent film, The Golem. It's going to be shown, and performed, this week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at One Longfellow Square. This is going to be a rare and exciting event. We hope you can make it.

Weds 6/25 and Thurs 6/26 | The Golem w/the Tipton Chamber Players
One Longfellow Square www.onelongfellowsquare.com
8pm | $8

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July 3, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jul 3, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
6:30 pm
Thursday, June 22, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky, and special guest: Jeff Crosby, President IUE-CWA Local 201

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

July 6, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jul 6, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
2:15 pm
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

July 9, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar film, Vienna, Austria, Jul 9, 2008

W i e n
July 9, 2008

7 pm
ROMA-Film
Riefenstahl Remix
(AT/2003), 33 min
Regie: Tina Leisch (angefragt)

Unter den Brettern hellgrünes Gras
(Ein Film über Ceja Stojka)
(AT/2005), 52min
Regie: Karin Berger (angefragt)

9 pm
ROMA-Film
When the road bends:
tales of a gypsy caravan
(US/UK/NL/2006), 111 min.
Regie: Jasmine Dellal (angefragt)

Place: Metrokino, Johannesgasse 4, Wien

Accompanying the symposium "The Other Europeans" is an outdoor film festival at Marstallhof Weimar featuring both popular and documentary films with critical commentary by directors and critics.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 10, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar film, Vienna, Austria, Jul 10, 2008

W i e n
July 10, 2008

7 pm
YIDDISH-FILM
The last Klezmer – Leopold Kozlowski:
his life and his music
(US/1993), 85 min
Regie: Yale Strom (angefragt)

10.07.08, 9 pm
YIDDISH-FILM
Zorros Bar Mitzwa
(AT/ 2006), 90 min
Regie: Ruth Beckermann (angefragt)

Place: Metrokino, Johannesgasse 4, Wien

Accompanying the symposium "The Other Europeans" is an outdoor film festival at Marstallhof Weimar featuring both popular and documentary films with critical commentary by directors and critics.
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July 12, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar film, Weimar, Germany, Jul 12, 2008

W e i m a r

July 12, 9pm
Gadjo Dilo
by Tony Gatlif

Place: Marstallhof Weimar

It starts at 9 p.m.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 13, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar film, Weimar, Germany, Jul 13, 2008

W e i m a r

July 13, 9pm
Auf der Kippe
by Andrei Schwartz

Place: Marstallhof Weimar

It starts at 9 p.m.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 14, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar film, Weimar, Germany, Jul 14, 2008

W e i m a r

July 14, 2008, 9pm
A Man From Munkacs:
"Gypsy Klezmer" & "Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years"
both films by Yale Strom

Place: Marstallhof Weimar

It starts at 9 p.m.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 15, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar film, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15, 2008

W e i m a r

July 15, 2008, 9pm
Whose Is This Song
by Adela Peeva

Place: Marstallhof Weimar

It starts at 9 p.m.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

October 17, 2008

Michael McLaughlin w/Fine Foreign Film, LaCrosse Trio, Boston, MA, 17 Oct, 2008

Fine Foreign Film is back!!!!
Friday October 17th, 8PM
Church of the Advent, Beacon Hill, Boston
entrance on Mt. Vernon St., near Brimmer
Charles St. (red line) Arlington St. (green line)
617 623 6739

Rick, Andrew, Andy, Eric and I come together after nearly a year to play some pieces from the immortal score (well we want to help make it immortal,) A Streetcar Named Desire, by the great Alex North. We'll also pull out some of our favs from the Italian Film world, including the all to addictive "Autoradio," and transgendered "La Princessa", (okay now I'm getting silly, you'll have to see the movie to get that one.)

We will be sharing the evening with the modern music virtuosos The LaCrosse Trio.

Visit us at:
www.myspace.com/fineforeignfilm

October 18, 2008

Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek in Silent Picon movie score, Paris, France, 18 Oct 2008

Score goes to Paris
Saturday 18th October 2008, 8pm
Sunday 19th October 2008, 4pm

dance sailorHop on the Eurostar for another chance to see the highly acclaimed commission of a new live soundtrack for the classic 1923 Yiddish silent film East and West.

In Sidney M Goldin and Ivan Abramson's silent movie (1923), streetwise New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin's wedding in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek's cheeky new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica, from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to breakbeat. As love blossoms between East and West, and the musical narrative unfolds, traditional and modern worlds are brought into collision.

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
71 Rue de Temple, 75003 Paris

Price: EUR 14 / cons. EUR10
To book
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

October 19, 2008

Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek in Silent Picon movie score, Paris, France, 19 Oct 2008

Score goes to Paris
Saturday 18th October 2008, 8pm
Sunday 19th October 2008, 4pm

dance sailorHop on the Eurostar for another chance to see the highly acclaimed commission of a new live soundtrack for the classic 1923 Yiddish silent film East and West.

In Sidney M Goldin and Ivan Abramson's silent movie (1923), streetwise New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin's wedding in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek's cheeky new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica, from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to breakbeat. As love blossoms between East and West, and the musical narrative unfolds, traditional and modern worlds are brought into collision.

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
71 Rue de Temple, 75003 Paris

Price: EUR 14 / cons. EUR10
To book
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

October 23, 2008

Judy Frankel film, San Francisco, CA, 23 Oct 2008

Judy Frankel. Photo: Ken Frankel¡Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition
A Film Screening and Talk by Kate Regan

Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

¡Fiestaremos! presents the inspiring work of the late Bay Area musician, singer, and researcher Judy Frankel. This thirty-minute documentary captures some of the loving relationships Judy fostered with members of the Sephardic community, and her dedication to preserving the Ladino musical heritage.

Kate Regan is associate professor of Spanish language and literature at the University of Portland, where she was named the university's outstanding teacher in 1999. Born in Chicago, she moved with her family to Cuernavaca, Mexico when she was nine. Professor Regan is the recipient of the 2000 Carnegie and Case Foundations U.S. Professor of the Year award.

For more information please visit the Library website.

Co-sponsored by the BJE Jewish Community Library, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University, and the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

Judy Frankel film, San Francisco, CA, 23 Oct 2008

Judy Frankel. Photo: Ken Frankel¡Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition
A Film Screening and Talk by Kate Regan

Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

¡Fiestaremos! presents the inspiring work of the late Bay Area musician, singer, and researcher Judy Frankel. This thirty-minute documentary captures some of the loving relationships Judy fostered with members of the Sephardic community, and her dedication to preserving the Ladino musical heritage.

Kate Regan is associate professor of Spanish language and literature at the University of Portland, where she was named the university's outstanding teacher in 1999. Born in Chicago, she moved with her family to Cuernavaca, Mexico when she was nine. Professor Regan is the recipient of the 2000 Carnegie and Case Foundations U.S. Professor of the Year award.

For more information please visit the Library website.

Co-sponsored by the BJE Jewish Community Library, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University, and the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

January 19, 2009

"Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey", Brookline, MA, 19 Jan 2009

The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents THEREMIN: AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY, the 1994 documentary about the unusual electronic instrument and the strange life of its inventor and namesake, Leon Theremin, on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. Before the film, MIT Professor of Music and Media Tod Machover will discuss his pioneering work as a composer and inventor of new technologies for music. This program will also feature Q&A with Machover after the movie and a short performance by orchestral thereminist Dalit Hadass Warshaw.

Admission: $9.75 general public; $7.75 for students and Museum of Science members; free for Coolidge members.
available in advance at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, or online at www.coolidge.org/showtimes
tel: 617/734-2500

February 26, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Film—"A Cantor's Tale, 26 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Film/Q&A: "A Cantor's Tale" - with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
Thursday February 26, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

A Cantor's Tale has received rave reviews for its exploration of the American roots of "hazzanut" (liturgical music) through the eyes and voice of Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob Mendelson. The New York Times called him "a voice that heralds a culture." This feature length documentary provides a nostalgic journey through family, neighborhood and tradition. Q&A with Cantor Mendelson will follow the film.

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com/kulturfest.html. For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com. A limited number of festival passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box Office

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February 28, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Film—"Where Neon Goes to Die", 28 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Film/Q&A: "Where Neon Goes to Die" (Miami's Yiddishland)
With producer David Weintraub
Saturday February 28, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. - Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center
Tickets $8

This documentary film is the story of Miami's tropical Yiddishland following WWII, when Miami was a hotbed of Jewish life and entertainment. Yiddish vaudeville and theatre were performed at dozens of venues, and Yiddish ballads and folksongs were kept alive along Ocean Drive. The film features famous Yiddish actors and singers from the period. Q&A with the producer David Weintraub will follow the film.

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com/kulturfest.html. For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com. A limited number of festival passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box Office

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May 10, 2009

Le cinema yiddeh en chansons, Bruxelles, Belgique, 10 May 2009

L'Institut d'Etudes du Judaisme organise le dimanche 10 mai 2009, de 10h a
16h30, dans la salle de la bibliotheque, 17 avenue Roosevelt, 1050
Bruxelles, Belgique :

Le cinema yiddish en chansons

Programme :
10h - 12h30 : atelier musical anime par Shura Lipovsky,
12h30 - 14h : buffet froid de specialites yiddish (cuisine juive d'Europe
de l'Est).
14h - 16h30 : projection d'extraits de films yiddish et conference par
Julius Cyterman.

Droit d'inscription : 30 EUR
Reservation obligatoire : Tel : 02 650 33 48

May 17, 2009

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi+"A Great Day on Eldridge St", NYC, 17 May 2009

Hot PstromiMay 17, 3pm 12
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in concert with a screening of Strom's new documentary film, "A Great Day on Eldridge Street", based on the iconic photo shoot of October 12, 2007 (over 104 of your favorite klezmer and Yiddish artists) at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.
Eldridge Street,
212.219.0302

June 7, 2009

"Overture to Glory", WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

WJMF & The Screening Room present "Overture to Glory" (Der Vilner Balebes)
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Bagel brunch available at 10:30 am in the 16th Street Lobby
Film screening at 11:15 am

USA, 1940
77 minutes | B&W, Feature | 35 mm
Yiddish with English subtitles
Director: Max Nosseck

Restoration and new English subtitles: The National Center for Jewish Film

Beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur, this story of a humble Vilna cantor seduced by the fame and fortune of the opera features the voice of Yiddish film star Moishe Oysher, one of the best-known cantors of his day. Carefully lit cinematography, well-shaped dialogue and Alexander Olshanetsky's musical score form a captivating tale of one musician’s redemptive journey. One of the last Yiddish-language films to be made in America, Overture to Glory is based on the play Der Vilner Balebes by Mark Arnstein.

With an introduction by Rabbi Max Ticktin, Professor of Judaic Studies and Hebrew Language and Literature at The George Washington University

“Seldom has the Jewish faith been more nobly and beautifully espoused as it is in this film...A milestone in the course of Yiddish film making.”
—Robert W. Dana, New York Herald Tribune

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Screening Room
Co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Address:
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

October 18, 2009

Voice of the Turtle Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs, Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA, October 18, 2009

There will be a memorial concert to honor the life of Judith Wachs, the founder and artistic director of Voice of the Turtle, who passed away in October 2008.
The Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs will be on:
Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 PM
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square,
Somerville, MA
Admission is FREE; NO TICKETS NEEDED
The concert will feature Judy’s group, Voice of the Turtle, as well as Libana, the women's world music ensemble for which Judy served as a board member and occasional advisor. There will also be a short film about Judy's life and work with Voice of the Turtle.

Please spread the word and pass on this announcement to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. This memorial concert is free and open to the public.
Hoping you can join us to remember and celebrate the unique contributions that Judy made to music and to our lives.

voiceoftheturtle.com

October 20, 2009

"At Home in Utopia" Film Screening, Brookline, MA, October 20, 2009

New England Jewish Labor Committee presents
"AT HOME IN UTOPIA"

Film Screening and Discussion on the Economic Crises

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009

BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY

361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA
6:00 p.m. - Refreshments
6:30 p.m. - Film Screening

RAFFLE $50 MOVIE TICKETS

During the economic boom of the 1920s, thousands of immigrant Jewish factory workers managed to build the house of their dreams, a cooperative apartment complex at the edge of Bronx Park. Then they were hit by the Great Depression. At Home in Utopia bears witness to an epic social experiment across two generations in the Coops - a place the local cops called "little Moscow" - where people tried to change the American dream into one that included racial justice and workers' rights.

The discussion after the screening will use the film, At Home in Utopia, to inspire an intergenerational conversation about collective action in the context of the current economic crisis. The Jewish workers in the Coops fought alongside others to win the social safety net that we're now at risk of losing. Where are our sources of collective identification today and what alliances do we need in order to fight for economic justice for all?

Sponsored by Boston Workmen's Circle, New England Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish Organizing Initiative, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, and Moishe/Kavod House, with Filmmakers Collaborative; made possible by the Mass. Humanities and Puffin Foundation. At Home in Utopia is a co-production of Michal Goldman and ITVS in association with WGBH.

April 22, 2010

Klezmatics movie premiere, 22 Apr 2010

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Klezmatics

Ashkenaz and the Toronto Jewish Film Festival are proud to present

The World Premiere screening of:
THE KLEZMATICS: ON HOLY GROUND (USA 2010, 108 MIN)

Preceded by a special concert presentation with Klezmatics members

FRANK LONDON, LORIN SKLAMBERG AND LISA GUTKIN

THURSDAY APRIL 22, 8 PM, BLOOR CINEMA 506 BLOOR ST. WEST

Film followed by Q & A with the musicians and director Eric Greenberg Anjou

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May 2, 2010

"SoCalled documentary," North American premiere, Toronto, Canada, 2 May 2010

Ashkenaz is pleased to co-present with Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival the North American premiere of

THE SOCALLED MOVIE
Two screenings:
Sunday May 2, 9:15pm Bloor Cinema 506 Bloor St. West

Tuesday, May 04 11:30 am at The ROM Theatre., 100 Queens Park

The Socalled Movie is an NFB-produced, feature documentary film about Montreal-based Yiddish hip-hop madman Josh Dolgin – aka Socalled. Directed by Garry Beitel, the film features Katie Moore, Fred Wesley, C-Rayz Walz, David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Arkady Gendler, Benjamin Steiger Levine, D-Shade, Gonzales and Irving Fields, in a kaleidoscopic portrait offering 18 entertaining short films about Socalled’s creative process.

View the Socalled Movie Trailer on YouTube

To purchase tickets contact the Hot Docs Box office by phone at 416-637-5150 or visit www.hotdocs.ca

Visit the official NFB Socalled Movie website

July 14, 2010

NYBC Paper Bridge Fest: Two Documentaries, Amherst, MA, 14 Jul 2010

NYBC Paper Bridge Festival logoOne of the most special New England events occurs not during the Fall leaf-gawking season, but in mid-July—starting today, in fact—when the National Yiddish Book Center opens its annual "Paper Bridge" festival, a week-long celebration of Yiddishkeit with lectures, workshops, film screenings, and of course, Jewish music new and old.

This year features two special exhibits, Mayer Kirshenblatt's paintings in a traveling exhibit titled: "They Call Me Mayer July" (so what more appropriate month!??). I am a major fan of the exhibit, and of his pictures, which capture life in pre-Holocaust Poland in a way that is both sweet and yet eschews the shmalzification of the period. Kirshenblatt's exhibit is balanced by a look at "Esn! Jews and Food in America. It's a hard combo to beat. [Off-topic, I note that the Jewish Women's Archive, where I work, has recently begun featuring regular guest blogs—is that an oxymoron?—on food and new kosher recipes. Yummy!

Tonight two documentaries, "The Peretzniks" and "Paint what you remember," the latter featuring Mayer Kirshenblatt talking about his work and pre-war Poland.

National Yiddish Book Center logoNational Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA
www.yiddishbookcenter.org

December 4, 2010

Elaine Watts, Philadelphia, PA, 4 December 2010

Eatala: A Life In Klezmer: New documentary premiere & concert honors Elaine Watts and four generations of Philadelphia Jewish musicians
WHO: Elaine Hoffman Watts, Susan Lankin Watts & band
WHAT: Premiere of new documentary about a ground-breaking woman & concert of klezmer music from waltzes to freylechs, representing the legacy of four generations of Jewish musicians (Hoffman family) renowned in Philadelphia
WHEN: December 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM (Tickets: $10 - $30 through http://crossroadsconcerts.org)
WHERE: Crossroads Music / 801 S. 48th Street (Produced by the Philadelphia Folklore Project)

Tickets ($10 - $30) are available through Crossroads Music (http://crossroadsconcerts.org/)

“The documentary Eatala: A Life in Klezmer is a loving portrait of Elaine Hoffman Watts, a renowned klezmer percussionist. The film shows how Elaine (her Yiddish name is “Eatala”), a feisty and determined musician, has broken barriers—as a musician, a working mother, and in her persistent devotion to her family’s klezmer music. Drawing on performance footage, family movies, historic photographs, and interviews, Eatala traces a klezmer tradition sustained over four generations in a single family— with a good dose of humor and joy. Eatala features performances by Elaine Hoffman Watts, Susan Lankin Watts and an all-star klezmer band with Josh Dolgin, Jay Krush, Rachel Lemisch, Hankus Netsky, Henry Sapoznik, and Carmen Staaf. Directed by Barry Dornfeld and Debora Kodish. Produced by the Philadelphia Folklore Project.

A klezmer concert featuring Elaine and Susan Watts and other musicians follows the screening. A special reception with refreshments for Chanukah will conclude this evening celebrating the accomplishments of some extraordinary Philadelphia musicians.

January 13, 2011

NYC Premiere: Klezmatics 'On Holy Ground,' NYC, 13 Jan 2011

film stillAnnouncing the New York premier screenings of The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground. January 13 and 17, Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center. Part of the New York Jewish Film Festival.

The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
Germany/Hungary/Israel/Poland/USA, 2010; 106m

Director Erik Greenberg Anjou (A Cantor’s Tale, 2006) returns with this high-energy documentary about the Grammy Award-winning, New York-based Yiddish roots band, The Klezmatics. Live performances are mixed with soulful interviews with band members as well as other performers including Joshua Nelson, Chava Alberstein and Theodore Bikel. Anjou and crew followed the Klezmatics for over four years capturing the band’s highs, lows, and relentless march forward.

Band members (including me) and filmmaker Erik Anjou will be on hand for a q&a following the 8:30pm screening on January 13.

www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/nyjff/theklezmaticsonholyground.html

January 17, 2011

NYC Premiere: Klezmatics 'On Holy Ground,' NYC, 17 Jan 2011

film stillAnnouncing the New York premier screenings of The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground. January 13 and 17, Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center. Part of the New York Jewish Film Festival.

The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
Germany/Hungary/Israel/Poland/USA, 2010; 106m

Director Erik Greenberg Anjou (A Cantor’s Tale, 2006) returns with this high-energy documentary about the Grammy Award-winning, New York-based Yiddish roots band, The Klezmatics. Live performances are mixed with soulful interviews with band members as well as other performers including Joshua Nelson, Chava Alberstein and Theodore Bikel. Anjou and crew followed the Klezmatics for over four years capturing the band’s highs, lows, and relentless march forward.

www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/nyjff/theklezmaticsonholyground.html

January 23, 2011

Film: "Too early to be late, too late to sing," Montreal, Canada, 23 Jan 2011

“Too Early To Be Quiet, Too Late to Sing” at the JPL
Film in Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles, 53 minutes
Introduced by Janie Respitz.

Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:00 p.m.
At the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal
Admission: $5 students & Jewish Public Library members, $10 non-members.
Call 514-345-6416 or 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets.

World renowned singer/songwriter Chava Alberstein sets out to interview the last writers of Yiddish poetry, to hear their poems and stories. The film follows her journey and features a superb collection of Yiddish folk songs. Too Early To Be Quiet, Too Late to Sing is a personal film in which Chava Alberstein gives a voice to the last living Yiddish poets and expresses her love of poetry and Yiddish.

Sponsored by the Miriam Blacher Glasrot and Josef Glasrot Endowment.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

February 17, 2011

"A Stolen Kiss," Montreal, Canada, 17 Feb 2011

JPL LogoYiddish Café presents “A Stolen Kiss”

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

At the Jewish Public Library
5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal

Admission: $5 students & Jewish Public Library members, $10 non-members.
Call 514-345-6416 or 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets.

The Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

March 2, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 2 Mar 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6 – 8 pm
West Bank Story: The Role of Humor and Art in Peace making.

A special screening of Oscar winner film ‘West Bank Story’ with Yuval Ron residency, followed by Q&A with the composer and a live performance of themes from the film. with Maya Haddi - vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Schoenberg Music Building, Choral room, UCLA, Los Angeles
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

March 5, 2011

"Singing in the Dark," Boca Raton, FL, 5 March 2011

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library 5th Floor
777 Glades Road ~ Boca Raton 33431
Tickets on Sale Now!
1.800-564-9539
www.fauevents.com

Saturday Night Movie at the Movie FLORIDA PREMIERE "Singing in the Dark" starring Moishe Oysher
Saturday March 5, 2011 @ 7 p.m. - Wimberly Library (5th
floor)
Film - Tickets $9

Beautifully remastered in 2010 with a world premiere in Jerusalem, this rare 1956 drama is a mix of musical,
mystery and gangster genres. Oysher's only English-language film was also his last. He plays Leo, a concentration camp survivor suffering from amnesia. He discovers his beautiful singing voice while intoxicated, becomes the headliner at a New York nightclub and struggles to find out who he really is.

March 14, 2011

"Jewish Luck" with One Ring Zero, Boston Jewish Music Festival, 14 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Monday, March 14, 7:30pm

"Jewish Luck" with One Ring Zero
Regent Theater
7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA
Tel: {781} 646-4849

movie stillExperience “gypsy-klezmer circus-flea-cartoon-music” when One Ring Zero performs a live musical score for one of silent cinema’s greatest treasures. Solomon Mikhoels is brilliant as Sholem Aleichem’s daydreaming hero whose calamitous strike-it-rich schemes are by turns hilarious and tragic. Directed by Alexander Granovsky and shot by Eduard Tisse, this 1925

Russian classic has been beautifully restored with new English intertitles by The National Center for Jewish Film. The band will do a mini-set after the film.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. To purchase tickets click HERE.

Co-presented by Jewishfilm.2011 The National Center for Jewish Film’s 14th Annual Film Festival.

May 6, 2011

Yale Strom, Washington, DC, 6 May 2011

May 6th, 6-8pm: Director Yale Strom presents a screening of L'CHAYIM COMRADE STALIN! at the Asia Society in Wash. D.C. More info. at 202-414-2800

April 24, 2012

"Yosl Birshteyn: A Kiss in Jerusalem", NYC, 24 Apr, 2012

April 29, 2012

Film: "Ger Mandolin Ensemble", San Francisco, CA, 29 Apr, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 1:00pm, Ger Mandolin Ensemble Film. At the Croatian American Cultural Center, San Francisco. The San Francisco Festival of Mandolins will include a sneak preview showing of a half-hour film about the Ger Mandolin Ensemble, a project memorializing the Jewish mandolin orchestra active in Góra Kalwaria, Poland, in the 1920s and 1930s. Avner Yonai, grandson of one of the few members to survive the war, joined forces with the Jewish Music Festival to organize this musical tribute in 2011. Tickets: $10 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, $15 on site. More info: slavonicweb.org.
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May 6, 2012

World Brunch Club, Stratford, UK, 6 May, 2012

World Brunch Club
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Sugarhouse Studios,
Unit A2
107 High Street Stratford, E15, 2QQ
United Kingdom

Dear Friends,

As you may have noticed World Brunch Club took a little break recently as we searched for a new location for our culinary shenanigans.

We are very pleased to announce that we have now found the perfect home in the newly-converted cinema and cafe Sugarhouse Studios (sugarhousestudios.co.uk) in Stratford.

For our first event at Sugarhouse we will actually be making dinner - a Lebanese feast, followed by a screening of the film Caramel - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caramel_(film).

We have 50 spaces available at £15/person for 2 (vegetarian) courses and the film. There is also a bar at Sugarhouse, but drinks are not included.

The bar will be open from 6pm and we will be serving dinner at 7.30pm.

PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Book your ticket at www.wegottickets.com/event/167209.

Looking forward to feeding you!

Jessie and Francesca

May 21, 2012

Svigals, Lerner play to screening of silent "the Yellow Ticket," NYC, 21 May, 2012

Alicia Svigals

Alicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Monday, May 21, 7:30 P.M.
DC JCC,
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more info: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=132547&view=Detail

Click here to check out Alicia and Marilyn on Youtube!

July 11, 2012

Yidstock - films, Amherst, MA, 11 Jul 2012

National Yiddish Book Center YidStockJoin us for our Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music and be treated to a week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring some of the top names in klezmer and Yiddish music.

Wednesday, July 11, 2010
FILM: In the Fiddler's House | 2 PM
FILM: The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground | 7 PM

National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street (campus of Hampshire College)
Amherst, MA 01002

Festival pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Tickets may be purchased for individual events. Festival passes include discounted admission to the week's concerts, films, talks, and workshops presented at the Yiddish Book Center.
For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1311216708?view=Detail&id=4441

July 12, 2012

Yidstock - films, Amherst, MA, 12 Jul 2012

National Yiddish Book Center YidStockJoin us for our Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music and be treated to a week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring some of the top names in klezmer and Yiddish music.

Thursday, July 12, 2010
FILM: A Tickle in the Heart | 2 PM
FILM: The Socalled Movie | 7 PM

National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street (campus of Hampshire College)
Amherst, MA 01002

Festival pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Tickets may be purchased for individual events. Festival passes include discounted admission to the week's concerts, films, talks, and workshops presented at the Yiddish Book Center.
For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1311216708?view=Detail&id=4441

July 13, 2012

Yidstock - workshop, film, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2012

National Yiddish Book Center YidStockJoin us for our Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music and be treated to a week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring some of the top names in klezmer and Yiddish music.

Friday, July 13
FILM: A Jumpin’ Night in the Garden of Eden | 2 PM
WORKSHOP: Instructional Klezmer | 4 PM

National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street (campus of Hampshire College)
Amherst, MA 01002

Festival pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Tickets may be purchased for individual events. Festival passes include discounted admission to the week's concerts, films, talks, and workshops presented at the Yiddish Book Center.
For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1311216708?view=Detail&id=4441

July 15, 2012

Yidstock - Klezmatics, Frank London's Klezmer Brass, Hankus Netsky, Yiddishkeit Klezmer Duo, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2012

National Yiddish Book Center YidStockJoin us for our Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music and be treated to a week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring some of the top names in klezmer and Yiddish music.

Sunday, July 15
CONCERT: Klezmer Brunch: Yiddishkeit Klezmer Duo | 10:30 AM
CONCERT: Hankus Netsky & Hebrew National Salvage | 12 PM
CONCERT: Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with Eleanor Reissa | 2 PM
CONCERT: The Klezmatics | 4 PM

National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street (campus of Hampshire College)
Amherst, MA 01002

Festival pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Tickets may be purchased for individual events. Festival passes include discounted admission to the week's concerts, films, talks, and workshops presented at the Yiddish Book Center.
For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1311216708?view=Detail&id=4441

November 18, 2012

"Hava Nagila" w/Veretski Pass, San Jose, CA, 18 Nov 2012

Veretski PassHava Nagila (the movie) plus Veretski Pass Concert

Sunday, November 18, 5:30pm, Hava Nagila (the movie), followed by Veretski Pass. This 75-minute film is the definitive, glorious (and musical) story of how the Hebrew song "Hava Nagila" ("Let Us Rejoice"), set to a traditional melody from the Ukraine, became the signature theme of Jewish life. Despite having become truly universal in appeal, the song never lost its Jewish soul or origin. Features interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, and Glen Campbell. Plan to walk out humming - or maybe singing out loud - this universally appealing melody.

Following the movie will be a performance by internationally renowned (and Berkeley-based) klezmer band Veretski Pass.

At Camera 12, San Jose. This is the concluding event of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door. More info: HERE, 800.838.3006.

December 4, 2012

"Hava Nagila" Sebastopol, CA, 4 Dec 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30pm, Hava Nagila (The Movie). Filmmaker Roberta Grossman will speak and answer questions after the screening. See November 18 event above for more about the film. At Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. Part of 17th Annual Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival. More info: jccsoco.org.
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April 29, 2013

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Boston, MA, 29 Apr, 2013

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

April 29, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA
Tel: (617) 734-2501

A panel discussion will follow the film. Tickets are on sale now for $25.

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation’s New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman’s struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

Co-presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival and the New Center for Arts and Culture at Coolidge Corner Theater in collaboration with the Boston Jewish Film Festival

May 9, 2013

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Philadelphia, PA, 9 May, 2013

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

May 9, 2013 (8:00 pm)
The Gershman Y
401 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tel: 215 545 4400

Tickets available online

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation’s New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman’s struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

Co-presented by The Gershman Y and the National Museum of American Jewish History

November 7, 2013

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Houston, TX, 7 Nov, 2013

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

November 7, 2013
Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Houston, TX

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation’s New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman’s struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Society, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

February 8, 2014

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Cincinnati, OH, 2 Feb, 2014

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals Opening Night: Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 8pm Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, Schaeur Chapel 3101 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio Tickets Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

Dr. Michael Meyer, Emeritus Professor of History at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will provide some extra insight into the film! And stay after the film for a dessert reception and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the artists.

March 1, 2014

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Washington, DC, 1 Mar, 2014

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Saturday, March 1, 2:30 pm
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

INFO AND TICKETS: www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/film-programs/artfilms-winter14/cc-yellowticket.html

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

March 30, 2014

"A people uncounted", Toronto, Canada, 30 Mar, 2014

"A people uncounted"—the untold story of the Roma

Sunday, March 30, 7:30pm
The Lodzer Synagogue
12 Heaton St.,
Toronto, ON, Canada

You are invited to a screening of a powerful Canadian documentary and talk with director, Aaron Yeger. The film deals with the Roma people, commonly referred to as Gypsies, who, like the Jews, faced annihilation during the Holocaust. This film documents their culturally rich, yet often difficult lives, and how their current condition has been shaped by the tragedies of the past.

Admission: $10 at the door.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/315389991944540/

April 4, 2014

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Swarthmore, PA, 4 Apr, 2014

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Friday, April 4, 7pm
Swarthmore College
Lang Concert Hall in the Lang Music Building
Swarthmore, PA

INFO AND TICKETS: calendar.swarthmore.edu

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

March 1, 2015

Documentary: AKA Doc Pomus @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Needham, MA, 1 Mar 2015

festival logoAKA Doc Pomus

Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 8:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

A documentary film of a legendary songwriter (Save the Last Dance For Me, This Magic Moment, Viva Las Vegas) who was paralyzed by polio as a child. Presented by ReelAbilities Film Festival, in conjunction with the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/aka-doc-pimus/

March 28, 2015

Alicia Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket, Gambier, OH, 28 Mar 2015

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Saturday, March 28, 6 PM
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College,
Gambier, Ohio

INFO AND TICKETS: calendar.kenyon.edu/event/the_yellow_ticket

Facebook: www.facebook.com/alicia.svigals/posts/638108802955697

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

April 19, 2015

"The Yellow Ticket", Irvington, NY, 19 Apr 2015

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Sunday, April 19, 4 pm
Irvington Town Hall Theater,
85 Main Street,
Irvington, NY 10533

INFO AND TICKETS: $18 adult/$10 college student at www.irvingtontheater.com; $21/$13 at the door. 914.599.6602

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

April 24, 2015

Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket," Detroit, MI, 24 Apr 2015

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Fri, Apr 24, 7 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Part of "Friday Night Live"
More info: www.dia.org/calendar/friday-night.aspx?id=4951&iid

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.


The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

April 28, 2015

An evening in honor of Yiddish poet Ida Maze, Boston, MA, 28 Apr 2015

The "Den Mother" of Yiddish Montreal: An Evening in Honor of Poet Ida Maze

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7 p.m.
Vilna Shul
18 Phillips St.
Boston, MA

Maze (1893-1962) was well known for her lyrical poetry, which was published widely in Yiddish journals and newspapers. She was equally well known for the central role she played in Montreal's Yiddish cultural scene, including acting as a literary mentor to many young writers--a role that prompted some to dub her the "den mother of Yiddish Montreal."

The evening will include a bilingual reading of Maze's work and a screening of a new short film about Maze, produced by the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project. The film, which includes excerpts from the project's 2013 interview with Irving Massey, Maze's youngest son, is the first of a series drawn from the project's Beyond the Books: Yiddish Writers and Their Descendants, interviews with the families of Yiddish literary figures.

Massey, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, will be at the event and will participate in a discussion with the audience after the screening.

Co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center, Jewish Women's Archive, and the Boston Yidish-Hoyz. This event takes place during National Poetry Month.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

June 19, 2015

KulturfestNYC: "Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: Song Of Autumn", NYC, 19 Jun 2015

A screening of the film "Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: Song Of Autumn"

Friday, June 19, 2015, 2:00 P.M.
Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance
220 E 42nd St,
New York, NY 10017
Admission $10. Tickets may be purchased at web.ovationtix.com, 866-811-4111

If you haven't yet seen this film about the wonderful poet, songwriter and singer now is your chance. This film is being shown as part of the Kulturfestnyc, international festival of Jewish performing arts.
פֿרײַטיק דעם 19טן יוני 2015, 2 אַ זייגער נאָך מיטאָג
וועט מען ווײַזן דעם פֿילם
ביילע שעכטער־גאָטעסמאַן: האַרבסטליד
אין וויזענטאַל־צענטער־מוזיי פֿון טאָלעראַנץ
צוויי הונדערט צוואַנציק איסט 42סטע גאַס, מאַנהעטן

אַרײַנטרעט 10 דאָלאַר. בילעטן קען מען באַשטעלן בײַ
web.ovationtix.com; 866-811-4111

דער פֿילם ווערט געוויזן ווי אַ טייל פֿון דעם אינטערנאַציאָנאַלן פֿעסטיוואַל פֿון בינעקונסטן
kulturfestnyc

Part of #KulturfestNYC week-long international Jewish performing arts festival (100+shows)

November 14, 2015

"on the banks of the Tigris," Boston Jewish Film Festival, Boston, MA, 14 Nov 2015

On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

Saturday, November 14th, 8:45 pm
Boston Jewish Music Festival
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-369-3393

After Majid Shokor left Iraq for Australia, he began to research the classic Iraqi songs from his childhood, and was surprised to learn that most of the songs were composed by Jews who had left Baghdad for Israel in the early 1950s. Shokor sets off to meet the Jews who shaped Iraq's musical history and embarks on a journey to bring together musicians of different faiths—Jewish, Muslim, and Christian—who share his nostalgia for these well-known tunes.

First Prize Winner of Best Documentary in the Baghdad International Film Festival.

More info/tix: Agile tickets/BJFF

December 1, 2015

Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen, Berkeley, CA, 1 Dec 2015

Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen

Tue, Dec 1, 7m
The Magnes
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

Screening of:

El Gusto
Dir. Safinez Bousbia. Documentary, UK, 2011. 88 min.

Director Safinez Bousbia discovered the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and recently reunited for an exceptional concert. The musicians share a passion they never lost: the soul of Algiers, Chaabi music. After the Algerian Independence in 1962, Jewish musicians fled to France while the Muslim musicians who remained became scattered throughout the vast city of Algiers, lost to each other and forgotten by the world. The surviving musicians formed a 42-member orchestra and called it El Gusto.

Free and open to the public.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/549421708546790/

July 29, 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood "Kol Nidre" screening, 29 Jul 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood

Fri, Jul 29, 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)

With the encouragement of my friend, Rabbi Dan Ain, I have made a new record of music--the new album, entitled Kol Nidre, is inspired by the high holiday liturgy of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur services we've been leading together for the last five years--the album features Shoko Nagai and John Bollinger--it sounds really nice. The album is coming out in October, but this Friday night we'll be premiering a music video for one of the pieces that was directed by our dear friend Tatiana McCabe -- the video is lovely--it animates paintings by the reonwned artist Archie Rand. Shoko and I will play a few pieces from the record and Dan and Mike Neuhaus (editor of Relix Magazine) will have a discussion about the record...also refreshments will be served.

More info/tix: lpr.com/lpr_events/friday-night-jam-july-29th-2016/

September 3, 2016

Alicia Svigals' "Żółty paszport"," Wroclaw, Poland, 3 Sep 2016

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Sat, Sep 3, 9 PM
White Stork Synagogue
Wroclaw, Poland

Facebook: www.facebook.com/alicia.svigals/posts/315385622149081

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

September 5, 2016

Alicia Svigals' "Żółty paszport"," Kijów, Poland, 5 Sep 2016

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Mon, Sep 5, 7 PM
KIJÓW.CENTRUM (dawne kino Kijów)
Poland

Facebook: www.facebook.com/alicia.svigals/posts/303150276742978

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

September 8, 2016

Alicia Svigals' "Żółty paszport"," Warsaw, Poland, 8 Sep 2016

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Thu, Sep 8, 7 PM
Filmowe Centrum Warszawy
Warsaw, Poland

More info: /www.kinoteka.pl/wydarzenia/news,336,pokaz-filmu-niemego-%E2%80%9Ezolty-paszport%E2%80%9D-z-muzyka-na-zywo

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

November 6, 2016

Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket," Charlottesville, VA, 6 Nov 2016

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

November 6, 2016, 4pm.
University of VA, Charlottesville
Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA

$15 Tix available online

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.


The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

November 27, 2016

Film: "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker," Amherst, MA, 27 Nov 2016

FILM | "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker"

Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

The rags-to-riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the twentieth century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy, and brassy style unlike any other. USA, 2014, 96 minutes, color, English. Director: William Gazecki.

COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8
More info/tix: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7443&view=Detail

January 18, 2017

Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket," Palo Alto 18 Jan 2017

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, with live score performed live by Alicia Svigals, violin/vocals; Marilyn Lerner, piano; Special guest Laura DeLuca (of the Seattle Symphony), clarinet.

Wed, Jan 18, 7:30pm
CCRMA Stage
660 Lomita Dr., Stanford (The Knoll)
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

More info: jewishstudies.stanford.edu/event/yellow-ticket-alicia-svigals

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.


The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

January 19, 2017

Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket," San Francisco 19 Jan 2017

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, with live score performed live by Marilyn Lerner and Laura DeLuca

Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm
San Francisco JCC
3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA

Tickets: $28 / JCC members 10% off
Tix Online
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Use promo code YELLOW25 for a 25% discount
More info: 415.292.1200,

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.


The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

March 25, 2017

Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket," E. Lansing, MI, 25 Mar 2017

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, with live score performed live by Marilyn Lerner and Laura DeLuca

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 7:30pm
RCAH Theater, lower level of Snyder-Phillips Hall
James Madison College
E. Lansing, MI

More info: hjmc.msu.edu/events/event.php?id=397

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.


The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.