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"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
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.

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