Lecturer and author Dennis Jacob Rosenfeld will introduce the film and will be talking about Yiddish film in general, film producer and director Joseph Green and actress Molly Picon.

More than hundred films were produced in Yiddish in Poland over a short period of time. Initially it was silent movies with intertitles that could be replaced in other countries, but after talking pictures replaced them, the so called golden age of Yiddish film started. Unfortunately, it became a short golden age in the 1930s.

One of the truly outstanding directors of this period was Joseph Green who immigrated to the United States, but returned to Poland to write and direct four key works in Yiddish film. Among them was "Yidl mitn fidl" from 1936, which became by far the biggest Yiddish film success to date.

Molly Picon plays the lead character as a young woman who must disguise as a boy in order to travel as a musician with her father. They meet other musicians along the way, including a young guy who doesn't realize that Yidl is in fact a woman. The film is based on a Konrad Tom story with screenplay by Green. The film is an important document from this time and gives an insight into shtetl life as it was shortly before the disaster started.

Renovated copy, language: Yiddish with English subtitles

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Price SEK 60 for everyone

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The evening is a collaboration between CC and JCC