THE ANCIENT LAW - Long Island Jewish Film Festival


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, May 5 2:00 PM


2nd Annual Long Island Jewish Film Festival
Curated by David Schwartz, Curator at Large at the Museum of the Moving Image
Sunday, May 5th at 2 PM
With live score performed by Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals
$18 Public | $12 Members

This rarely seen silent film from Weimar Era Germany tells the dramatic story of Baruch, a young shtetl Jew and the son of a Rabbi, who leaves his family and community, seeking a secular career as a stage actor. Featuring wonderful scenes depicting shtetl life, the film paints a complex portrait of the tension between tradition and modernity. Like so many other Jewish artists of the era, director E.A. Dupont and star Ernst Deutsch were both forced to flee their homelands as the Nazis rose to power. (Germany, 1923, 128 mins, Silent with English Intertitles | Dir. E.A. DuPont)

For the full festival schedule, click here.