THE LOS ANGELES JEWISH JOURNAL BLOG:
The story was their own.
At the turn of the 21st century, a veteran actress struggles to keep Yiddish theater alive in New York. She desperately searches for money and a miracle to extend the run of a show scheduled to close on the last day of Chanukah. Years later, two impassioned filmmakers work outside the studio system with little financial backing to tell her story. They decide to call it "a love story." As fate would have it, audiences are falling head over heels for this documentary; a film that, more than anything, is about the distances people will go for their art.
Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus have brought the world "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" and despite lack of advertising and a limited release, solid reviews in the L.A. Times and The Daily News are compelling crowds to movie theaters. Variety listed the doc as a top indie opener last weekend, so Laemmle Theatres has extended its run in the Valley and opened weekend showings at their Santa Monica location.
It may be rainy weekend so stay dry and see the current cinema.
Here's the schedule:
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, 90401
Sat & Sun: 11:00 am
6731 Fallbrook Ave
West Hills, CA, 91307
818 340 8710
Fri, Sat & Sun: 12:00 noon, 5:00pm
Mon-Thu : 1:00pm & 6:00pm
Wednesday: 11am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm