MUSIC FROM YIDDISH CINEMA - Metropolitan Klezmer Live with vintage film clips and fascinating commentary!

Jewish Film Series Sponsored by Dr. Frank Siegel & Joan Isaac


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Sun, Nov 19, 2017 2:00 PM Event Date Passed


Jewish Film Series                Sponsored by Dr. Frank Siegel & Joan Isaac


Sunday, November 19 at 2pm

$25 Members | $30 Public

The Cinema Arts Centre kicks off its Jewish Film Series with a wonderful assortment of music from rare Yiddish cinema by octet Metropolitan Klezmer, interspersed with vintage film clips and fascinating commentary

With special Gourmet Tasting from the Kosher Kitchen of Plainview’s new Greenfield Shoprite at Country Pointe (Old Country Road at the intersection with Round Swamp Road)  

One of Metropolitan Klezmer's specialties is the fascinating range of music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks, from revealing tango to tragic lullaby to rollicking wedding dance and much more. The band plays original arrangements inspired by scenes in both celebrated movies and lesser-known cinematic gems: Hasidic chant and sewing song from The Dybbuk; tenement wedding freylekhs from Uncle Moses; melodies performed for newsreels made by Moscow’s State Yiddish Theater; Second Avenue swing, haunting love songs, and a little-known folkloric grandma’s dance as heard in Molly Picon’s first Yiddish talkie (filmed on location in Poland), just to name a few. This program has been presented from coast to coast, including NYC’s landmark Museum at Eldridge Street and the Lincoln Center.