Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Atlanta International Jewish Film Festival
Seems like in Georgia we're having some impact. After being in the Atlanta International, we've managed to also be in the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
The festival was at the end of January, but we've been traveling to so many festivals, we kind of forgot to give our wonderful friends in Georgia their due thank you.
They didn't use our standard synopsis in their brochure. This is what they wrote:
Yiddish Theater: A Love Story is a profile of the last diva of Yiddish theater and her inspiring struggle to sustain an art form seemingly destined to die with her. For more than 40 years, Zypora Spaisman, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, has fought to keep alive New York’s famed Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre. Despite glowing reviews, the theater has lost its audience and faces certain extinction. Acclaimed Israeli director Dan Katzir discovers Spaisman and her troupe in the brutal winter of 2000 during a last-ditch effort to move the Folksbiene uptown from the Lower East Side to Broadway. For eight days and nights (ironically during Chanukah), Katzir follows cast, crew and fundraisers in their quest for a modern-day miracle to save the longest-running Yiddish theater in America. The film includes unique scenes with many of the leading experts and last remaining stars of the Yiddish world. Sure to elicit laughter and tears, this moving documentary celebrates the beauty of a 1,000-year-old culture and the devotion of those committed to preserving it
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