Menashe

Menashe

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 1:30 PM

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

SET WITHIN THE NEW YORK HASIDIC COMMUNITY IN BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film. 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.

Sponsors
Nathan Neumer and Eli Gorn

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
  • Please present your VJFC membership at every screening.

Festivals and Awards

  • Jury Prize - Director Joshua Z. Weinstein - Deauville Film Festival
  • Lipscomb Ecumenical Prize - Director Joshua Z. Weinstein – Nashville Film Festival
  • Terry Porter Visionary Award - Director Joshua Z. Weinstein – Sarasota Film Festival

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2017
Country USA
Director Joshua Z. Weinstein
Cast
Runtime 82 min
Language Yiddish with English subtitles
Genre , ,