Silent Film with Live Music by Pianist Donald Sosin and Violinist Alicia Svigals
Directed by E. A. Dupont. Master silent-film pianist Donald Sosin and veteran violinist Alicia Svigals, co-founder of the Klezmatics and one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers, provide live musical accompaniment to this long-forgotten German-Jewish silent film that has been newly restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek. The movie dramatizes the tension between the traditional and the modern, the secular and the sacred, through its story of a young Jewish man who causes a serious rift with his rabbi father when he leaves the shtetl to become a stage actor in Vienna. “[A] lost masterpiece” —Jerusalem Post. Cleveland revival premiere. (Germany, 1923, English intertitles, color-tinted b&w, Blu-ray, 135 min.)
Special admission $20, CMA members $15.
Presented with support from the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts. Promotional support provided by the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest.