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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
Tickets: MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9. BJFF members receive the discount price.

From Jewish Film Festival's press release:

Pearl Gluck
USA/Hungary, 2003
77 min., Video
English/Yiddish/Hungarian w/subtitles

Director Pearl Gluck takes a renegade approach to healing a personal breach with her father. Raised in a Hassidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, she travels to her family's homeland, Hungary. She searches for a turn-of-the-century family heirloom, a couch upon which revered rebbes once slept. Bringing back this couch, or divan, she hopes, will compensate her father for the fact that she did not get married and return to the Hassidic world. En route to the ancestral divan, Pearl encounters a colorful cast of characters. A chorus of Pearl's friends, all former Orthodox Jews actively reclaiming Jewish culture, frame the tale. Divan is a marvelous visual parable in which reupholstering a couch stands as a means of reclaiming family heritage.

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