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July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:55 pm
Screening Wednesday July 19.
9 DAYS BEFORE IT OPENS IN N.Y. AND L.A.!
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
A remarkable bittersweet drama shot in secret entirely within Brooklyn’s Hasidic community, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years. MENASHE is a warm, life affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.
“MENASHE is thoroughly absorbing and offers a fresh and probing look at a cloistered community living in plain sight on busy New York streets. The story centers on Menashe, a widower trying to win back the custody of his tween son Rieven. The boy was not taken away by the courts, but by rabbinical dictate.” – Claudia Puig, The Wrap
“More than offering a rare peek into a relatively unexplored way of life, MENASHE presents a fascinatingly complex character whose own struggles…gradually come to resemble our own, regardless of religious faith.” – Kenji Fujishima, Slant Magazine
Language: Yiddish (English subtitles)