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Menashe

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:55 pm

Details

Date:
July 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:55 pm

Venue

AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505

Organizer

South Bay Film Society
Phone:
310-326-1167
Email:
randy@southbayfilmsociety.com

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)

Length: 1 hr. 21 min.