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Two young people experience love and loss while in hiding during WWII. After a life of regret, the young man, now old, is faced with an opportunity for redemption. Dir: Naomi Jaye With: Milda Gecaite, Grisha Pasternak, Paskal Vaklev Drama
In a Polish shtetl, two young men who have grown up together betrothe their unborn children, ignoring... Dir: Michal Waszynski With: Abram Morewski, Ajzyk Samberg, Mojzesz Lipman Drama | Fantasy 108 mins.
A Contract with God
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Dir: Amos Gitai With: Andrei Kashkar, Leah Koenig, Adam Tsekhman 88 mins.
Ivan & Abraham
In 1930s Poland, it was traditional for some Christian boys to live for a time with Jewish families in order to learn a trade from Jewish craftsmen... Dir: Yolande Zauberman With: Roma Alexandrovitch, Aleksandr Yakovlev, Vladimir Mashkov Drama 105 mins.
The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired "Fiddler on the Roof". Dir: Maurice Schwartz With: Maurice Schwartz, Miriam Riselle, Rebecca Weintraub Drama 93 mins.
Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema... Dir: Jacob Ben-Ami, Edgar G. Ulmer With: Michael Gorrin, Helen Beverly, Isidore Cashier Comedy | Romance 106 mins.
Yidl mitn fidl
A young woman posing as a man in a group of klezmer musicians in Poland. Dir: Joseph Green, Jan Nowina-Przybylski With: Molly Picon, Max Bozyk, Leon Liebgold Comedy | Musical | Romance 92 mins.
Mamele embraces the entire gamut of interwar Jewish life in Lodz--tenements and unemployed Jews, nightclubs and gangsters... Dir: Joseph Green, Konrad Tom With: Molly Picon, Edmund Zayenda, Gertrude Bulman Comedy | Musical 97 mins.
A Brivele der mamen
One of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion, this film tells the story of... Dir: Joseph Green, Leon Trystan With: Lucy Gehrman, Misha Gehrman, Max Bozyk Drama 106 mins.
The Cantor's Son
This musical drama marks the screen debut of Moishe Oysher, in a film critic J. Hoberman calls an "anti-Jazz... Dir: Ilya Motyleff With: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Judith Abarbanel Drama | Musical 90 mins.
The Eternal Jew
Dir: George Roland With: Louis 'Leibele' Waldman, Celina Breene, Ruben Wendorf Drama 63 mins.
The Return of Nathan Becker
Dir: Rashel Milman, Boris Shpis With: David Gutman, Solomon Mikhoels, Yelena Kashnitskaya Drama 94 mins.
The Singing Blacksmith
Moishe Oysher gives his most robust performance as a passionate shtetl blacksmith who must struggle against temptation to become a mensch. Ulmer's film is a musical version of David Pinski's classic 1906 play Yankl der Schmid. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer, Ben-Zvi Baratoff With: Moyshe Oysher, Miriam Riselle, Florence Weiss Drama | Musical 115 mins.
Lang ist der Weg
Written by Israel Becker, this is the first feature film to represent the Holocaust from a Jewish perspective... Dir: Herbert B. Fredersdorf, Marek Goldstein With: Israel Becker, Bettina Moissi, Berta Litwina Drama | War 77 mins.
Wealthy, powerful sweatshop owner falls in love with employee's teenage daughter, who feels obligated to marry him after he shares his wealth with her parents, though she actually loves a young Marxist unionizer. Dir: Sidney M. Goldin, Aubrey Scotto With: Maurice Schwartz, Judith Abarbanel, Mark Schweid Drama | Romance 88 mins.
Getsel, a wandering Purim player, comes to a Galica village and gets a job with Reb Nuchem, the shoemaker... Dir: Joseph Green, Jan Nowina-Przybylski With: Miriam Kressyn, Zygmunt Turkow, Hy Jacobson Drama | Romance 88 mins.
Dir: Ivan Kavaleridze With: Aleksandr Serdyuk, Fyodor Radchuk, Ivan Maryanenko
The Wandering Jew
A German-Jewish artist encounters German anti-semitism when his masterpiece is rejected by the Berlin Academy of Art... Dir: George Roland With: Jacob Ben-Ami, Natalie Browning, M.B. Samuylow Drama | War United States-PASSED 68 mins.
Dir: Samy Szlingerbaum With: Hélène Lapiower, Boris Lehman, Jeremy Wald 80 mins.
On a heym
The last Yiddish feature made in Poland before WWII, this 1939 film was based on a 1907 play by the prolific playwright Jacob Gordin... Dir: Aleksander Marten With: Aleksander Marten, Ida Kaminska, Adam Domb Drama 88 mins.
Nat Silver has been engaged 7 times already. This time, his 8th, he's really going to get married. But a visitor shows up... Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer With: Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky Comedy | Romance 87 mins.
Two friends make a sacred pact pledging their newborn children, Rachel and Mendel, in marriage. Based on the same legend as S. Ansky's classic play The Dybbuk, this spirited film offers the divine intervention of Elijah and a happy ending. Dir: Henryk Szaro With: Zygmunt Turkow, Kurt Katch, Estera Perlman Drama 88 mins.
It Will Never Happen Again
In this, Poland's last Yiddish feature film, comedy duo Dzigan and Shumacher play all the parts in a Sholem Aleichem story staged for an audience of children who survived the Holocaust. Dir: Natan Gross With: Shimen Dzigan, Ysrael Szumacher, Niusia Gold Drama 80 mins.
God, Man and Devil
Based on a play by Jacob Gordin, God, Man and Devil centers on a wager between God and Satan that has dire consequences. Beware, the film cautions, when money sounds sweeter than music. Dir: Joseph Seiden With: Michal Michalesko, Gustav Berger, Berta Gersten Drama 108 mins.
Joseph in the Land of Egypt
Dir: George Roland With: Joseph Green, Ben Adler, Sigmund Zuckerberg 80 mins.
The Yiddish King Lear
Setting off from Vilna to spend his last days in the Holy Land, an arrogant old man spurns the youngest... Dir: Harry Thomashefsky With: Esther Adler, Jacob Bergreen, Miriam Grossman 70 mins.
The Light Ahead
In a small town in Russia in the 1880s, two young but poor lovers are helped by a wise old bookseller. Dir: Henry Felt, Edgar G. Ulmer With: David Opatoshu, Helen Beverly, Isidore Cashier Drama 94 mins.
Mirele Efros, "the Jewish Queen Lear," was the masterpiece of influential Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin... Dir: Josef Berne With: Berta Gersten, Ruth Elbaum, Albert Lipton Drama United States-PASSED 77 mins.
Overture to Glory
A jewish cantor is seduced by the allure of opera when introduced to it by two attractive young Poles. Dir: Max Nosseck With: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Maurice Krohner Drama 85 mins.
A Daughter of Her People
Judith Trachtenberg re-edited with a new framing story to introduce and conclude the story. Dir: Henrik Galeen, George Roland With: Joseph Green, Chaim Shneyer, Morris Dorf Drama 75 mins.
Dir: Ilan Eldad With: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Jerry Hyman, Aviva Paz Musical 80 mins.
Dir: Natan Gross With: Zaharira Harifai, Hannah Kahane, David Smadar Drama 76 mins.
Her Second Mother
Dir: Joseph Seiden With: Esta Salzman, Max Badin, Rose Greenfield 89 mins.
Starring real-life mother and daughter Ester-Rokhl Kaminska and Ida Kaminska, this film is a precursor to the 1937 classic, The Dybbuk, featuring the same classic tale of frustrated love and destiny and the breaking/fulfillment of vows. Dir: Zygmunt Turkow With: Adam Domb, Ester Rachel Kaminska, Ida Kaminska Drama | Romance 81 mins.
His Wife's Lover
Dir: Sidney M. Goldin With: Ludwig Satz, Lucy Levine, Isidore Cashier Musical | Comedy 80 mins.
In this musical comedy, the comic duo Dzigan and Shumacher play two small town "entrepreneurs" who believe they have struck oil in a local field... Dir: Leon Jeannot, Zygmunt Turkow With: Shimen Dzigan, Ysrael Szumacher, Jenna Lovic Comedy | Musical 62 mins.
Where Is My Child?
Celia Adler, doyenne of the Yiddish stage, gives a haunting performance as a new immigrant forced to give up her son. Obsessed with the thought of reuniting with him, she spends the next 25 years searching, pining, and bewailing her loss. Dir: Abraham Leff, Henry Lynn With: Celia Adler, Morris Strassberg, Morris Silberkasten Drama 95 mins.
Yiskor (1924) re-edited with additional sound sequences and narration filmed and recorded in New York City in 1932. Dir: Sidney M. Goldin, George Roland With: Maurice Schwartz, Oscar Beregi Sr., Dagny Servaes Drama 80 mins.
The Jewish Melody
Dir: Joseph Seiden With: Isidore Cashier, Moishe Feder, Lazar Freed 89 mins.
The Great Advisor
Dir: Joseph Seiden With: Irving Jacobson, Jacob Zanger, Yetta Zwerling 75 mins.
Dir: Andrzej Marek With: Ester Rachel Kaminska, Rudolf Zaslawski, Dawid Lui Drama
Monticello, Here We Come
With: Larry Daniels, Joseph Buloff, Fyvush Finkel Comedy | Music
Mazel Tov Yidden
Dir: Joseph Seiden With: Michael Rosenberg, Gustav Berger, Harry Feld Comedy | Music 89 mins.
A wife returns home after having been shipwrecked for several years and finds that her husband has remarried, and his new wife is a lazy, gold-digging tramp. Dir: Henry Lynn With: Gertrude Bulman, Anita Chayes, Sam Colton Drama 81 mins.
What a Mother-in-Law!
Dir: Harry S. Brown, Harry Garson With: Claire Adams, Paula Klida, Ludwig Satz Comedy 65 mins.
Dir: Sidney M. Goldin With: Judel Dubinsky, Juda Bleich, Bella Gudinsky 68 mins.
Dir: Grigori Gritscher-Tscherikower With: J.K. Krovenberg, M.D. Gorecheva, D. Cantor Comedy 95 mins.
Make sure there's a hanky nearby: After the death of their mother, older sister Betty works tirelessly... Dir: Ben K. Blake With: Jennie Goldstein, Sylvia Dell, Muni Seroff Drama 79 mins.
Dir: Joseph Seiden With: Charlotte Goldstein, Michael Rosenberg, Sacha Shaw