“The Ancient Law” Screening

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Date(s) - 08/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan


$12 members; $15 public

Set in Galicia in the 1860s Baruch is a Rabbi’s son from the shtetl who leaves home to become famous Shakespearean actor and is disowned by his father. Baruch continues to long for home, and must find a way to reconcile his religious heritage with his love of secular literature. The movie paints a complex portrait of the tension between tradition and modernity. Shown with a new score that is being performed live.

Dir. E.A. DuPont with Live Score by Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin
(Germany, 1923, 135 min)

Purchase tickets online or call 646.505.5708.

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