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Film mit Einführung: Yiddish Music on Film – Yiddl Mitn Fidl

20. Juni 2017 um 18:30

Film mit Einführung: „Yiddle With His Fiddle/Yidl Mitn Fidl“ (Poland, 1939)

Teil der Filmreihe: Yiddish Music on Film

(in Englisch)

A cross-dressing Molly Picon stars as a poor klezmer musicians, traveling through Poland with her father. Fabulous drinking songs, as well as a few heart-jerking ballads. Score composed by Abe Ellstein.

Join musician/composer Benjy Fox-Rosen for a series of film screenings highlighting the unique music of Yiddish cinema. The series will focus on lesser known songs that were never schlagers, but were unique musical moments captured on film- the unaccompanied singing of a mourning mother, the wailing of a cantor after he realizes the grave sin he has committed. The dramatic framework of the film allows us access to emotional, and most certainly aesthetic qualities, which cannot be found on popular commercial recordings.

Each film screening will begin with a brief lecture discussing the composer, actors as well the historical and cultural contexts of the film. Series of six films. All films are in Yiddish with English supertitles. Lecture in English.


20. Juni 2017


Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung
Praterstern 1
1020 Wien