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The Yiddish cinema [videorecording] / National Center for Jewish Film and German TV ZDF ; producer and writer, Moshe Waldoks ; director, Richard Pontius.

Publication:
[S.l. : s.n., 200-?].
Format/Description:
Archive
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Subjects:
Motion pictures, Yiddish -- History.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Language:
Narration in English; film excerpts in Yiddish with English subtitles.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
Beginning with a brief history of Yiddish language and culture, the history of Yiddish cinema is recounted, using excerpts from Yiddish films: A Letter to Mother (1939), Tevye (1939, Jewish luck (1925), The Dybbuk (1937), Yiddle with his fiddle (1936), The Jester (1937), The Light ahead (1939), Uncle Moses (1932), Greenfields (1937), American matchmaker (1940). This documentary was produced "to augment the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective, 'Yiddish film between two worlds'."
Participant:
Narrated by David Mamet.
Credits:
Editor, Donnamarie Schmitt.
Notes:
"The Rutenberg & Everett Yiddish Film Library of The national Center for Jewish Film... presents"--Container.
Local notes:
Freedman Archive Collection. Tape V0102.
Contributor:
Waldoks, Moshe. , Producer, Screenwriter
Pontius, Rich. , Director
Mamet, David. , Narrator
National Center for Jewish Film. , Producer
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. , Producer
Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive.
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