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Southampton Jewish Film Fest: “The Dybbuk” at Southampton Arts Center

August 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15
Southampton Jewish Film Fest: “The Dybbuk" at Southampton Arts Center

2019 SOUTHAMPTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – Showing 7 feature Jewish films every Tuesday from July 9 through August 20. Tickets are $15.

Schedule:

The Mamboniks – Tuesday, July 09  at 7:30 pm

Operation Wedding – Tuesday, July 16 at  7:30 pm

Hag. – Tuesday, July 23  at 7:30 pm

Who Will Write Our History Tuesday – July 30  at 7:30 pm

Moritz Daniel Oppenheim – Tuesday, August 6  at 7:30 pm

The Dybbuk – Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm

Monsieur Mayonnaise – Tuesday, August 20  at 7:30 pm

THE DYBBUK (1937 | 50 min.)

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WASZYNSKI

LANGUAGE: Yiddish

Digital restoration thanks to the National Center for Jewish Film

The Dybbuk is a Yiddish film classic based on the celebrated play of the same name by S. Ansky, written during the turbulent years of 1912-1917. The idea for the play came to Ansky as he led a Jewish folklore expedition through small towns of Eastern Europe, which was cut short by the outbreak of World War I. The Dybbuk reflects Ansky’s deep perception of the shtetl’s religious and cultural mores. Plans to produce the play in Russian by Stanislavsky’s Moscow Art Theater in 1920 were aborted by the Bolshevik Revolution. Ansky, who died in 1920 never lived to see his play produced. The play however, was destined to become one of the most widely-produced in the history of Jewish theater. Its rich ethnographic tapestry, mystical themes, star-crossed lovers and haunting melodies were designed to bridge the historical abyss.

Boundaries separating the natural from the supernatural dissolve as ill-fated pledges, unfulfilled passions and untimely deaths ensnare two families in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession. The film was made on location in Poland in 1937 and brought together the best talents of Polish Jewry, script writers, composers, choreographers, set designers, actors and historical advisors. The exquisite musical and dance interludes evoke the cultural richness of both shtetl communities and Polish Jewry on the eve of World War II.

Guest Speaker: Barbara Cole Sickmen

Barbara Cole Sickmen (Lyrics/Music) is a Lyricist/Composer and recording artist who has performed on stage with Eddie Fisher, Jerry Vale, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, George Jessel, and Jackie Mason. She was Resident Playwright at Kids for Kids Theater, where she developed musicals include ALICE IN APPLELAND and THE PRINCE OF POLAND (Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis). She taught Theater Arts at Stony Brook University with John Houseman and Martin Gottfried, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and Women in Theater.

Details

Date:
August 13, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$15
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Website:
https://southamptonartscenter.org/event/jewish-film-fest-dybbuk/

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Phone:
631.283.0967
Website:
www.southamptoncenter.org