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Dir. Joseph Green and Konrad Tom (97min, Poland/USA, 1938)
In Yiddish with English Subtitles
Mid-Atlantic Premiere (restored version)
Sponsored by the Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund honoring the memory and musical legacy of Arthur Tracy.
Molly Picon shines as Mamele, in this newly restored digital version from The National Center For Jewish Film. Busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters, she has little time for herself, until she discovers the violinist across the courtyard!
Set in Lodz, this musical comedy embraces the diverse gamut of interwar Jewish life in Poland, with its no-goodniks and the unemployed, nightclubs and gangsters, and religious Jews celebrating Sukkot.
Sponsored by the Arthur Tracy ‘The Street Singer’ Endowment Fund honoring the memory and musical legacy of Arthur Tracy – the renowned radio, stage and screen singer and entertainer whose talent delighted millions around the world – the arts programs supported by this fund continue Tracy’s ability to entertain for years to come.
Co-Sponsored by the Esther Saks Abelman Yiddish Culture Fund.