Miami Jewish Film Festival
Join us ... to celebrate three restored Yiddish films - colorized and optimized for the 21st Century, Presented in partnership with the Miami Jewish Film Festival 2019, with sponsorship from The Betsy Community Fund and PG Family Foundation.
The Yiddish Cinema. In its late 1930's heyday, Yiddish movies – shot in either New York or Poland – covered a broad range of genres: comedies, soap operas, films of the supernatural, literary adaptations, musicals… pretty much everything except westerns and science fiction. The one unifying element is how, through language, gesture, and a common cultural sensibility, these funny, touching, and atmospheric movies captured the essence of the Jewish soul.
Pre-show reception at 6pm --------Film presentation at 7pm
Overture to Glory A Jewish cantor forsakes his religious calling to sing professionally. Featuring perhaps the most convincing scenes of synagogue life in any fiction film. 85 minutes.