Tuesday, March 25, 2008

PASADENA NEWS:

PCC Presents "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

The producer of the film, Ravit Markus, will also be present during the Wednesday viewing
From STAFF REPORTS
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 | 9:5 am

Pasadena City College's Social Sciences Division and the College Diversity Office present "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The gentle homage to Jewish theater will take place in room C333, said a spokesperson in a news statement.

This independent film poignantly reflects the life of holocaust survivor Zypora Spaisman and her role in bringing Yiddish theater to America, said Pasadena City College spokesperson Juan F. Gutierrez.

The moving images express the early roles of American society in theater, the development of unions, and a powerful consideration of elderly members of our society and how we treat them, as compared to other cultures, Gutierrez said.

Honoring Women's History Month, Spaisman is highlighted throughout the film as "the woman who has kept Yiddish theater alive in the U.S." he said.

"This film makes you cry and it makes you laugh," said Lauren Arenson associate professor of Social Sciences. "It's one of the best films I've seen in years."

The producer of the film, Ravit Markus, will also be present during the viewing. He will be available for a question-and-answer session following the film.

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" is free and open to the public. Parking is available in any PCC student lot for $2.

For more information: (626) 585-7736.

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