Mamale

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Mamale

Mar 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.

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Directed by Joseph Green & Konrad Tom (97 min. | Poland/USA | 1938)
Yiddish and English with English subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere (restored print)

Molly Picon, “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” shines as Mamele (little mother), the dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after the death of their mother. She’s so busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she has little time for herself, until she discovers the violinist across the courtyard!

Set in Lodz, this musical comedy drama featuring Picon’s trademark song Abi Gezunt, embraces the diverse gamut of interwar Jewish life in Poland, with its no-goodniks and the unemployed, nightclubs and gangsters, and religious Jews celebrating Succoth.

Sponsored by:

  • Esther Saks Abelman Yiddish Culture Fund
  • Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund honoring the memory and musical legacy of Arthur Tracy

Additional Screening:

  • DCJCC | Sunday, March 2, 5 p.m.

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