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Metropolitan Klezmer and the Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film, NYC, Jan 19

Outing the Archives: Metropolitan Klezmer Plays music from the Yiddish Celluloid Closet

Live Full Band plus vintage film clips!
7:30pm, $8
Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
70 N. 6th Street (Wythe/Kent)
tel: 718-782-5188
L train to Bedford (1st stop in Bklyn, exits at N. 7th St) directions & more info at www.galapagosartspace.com lovely reflecting pool at the entrance, bar & spectacular stage within

Some of Metropolitan Klezmer's favorite repertoire originally comes from movies, often the same vintage Yiddish films explored by bandleader Eve Sicular in her Vito Russo-inspired lecture project, "The Yiddish Celluloid Closet." She has toured her clips/lecture to festivals, colleges, and conferences throughout Europe and North America, and this Galapagos program will be a debut joint venture: a presentation of the original film clips/soundtrack as well as Metro's live eight-piece band adaptations of songs from the following motion pictures:

  • Der Dybbuk (The Dybbuk; Poland, 1937)
  • Yidl Mitn Fidl (Yiddle with the Fiddle; Poland/USA, 1936)
  • Mamele (Little Mama; Poland/USA, 1938)
  • Der Vilner Shtot Khazn (Overture to Glory; USA, 1940)
  • Americaner Shadkhn (American Matchmaker; USA, 1940)
  • Uncle Moses (USA, 1932)

Additional works deriving from musicals as varied as the Soviet-era Moscow Yiddish Theater [GOSET] and Lionel Bart's Oliver will also be performed.

For an overview of The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film, please visit www.metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html

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