2019 SOUTHAMPTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – Showing 7 feature Jewish films every Tuesday from July 9 through August 20. Tickets are $15.
The Mamboniks – Tuesday, July 09 at 7:30 pm
Operation Wedding – Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm
Hag. – Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm
Who Will Write Our History Tuesday – July 30 at 7:30 pm
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim – Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30 pm
The Dybbuk – Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm
Monsieur Mayonnaise – Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 pm
THE DYBBUK (1937 | 50 min.)
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WASZYNSKI
Digital restoration thanks to the National Center for Jewish Film
The Dybbuk is a Yiddish film classic based on the celebrated play of the same name by S. Ansky, written during the turbulent years of 1912-1917. The idea for the play came to Ansky as he led a Jewish folklore expedition through small towns of Eastern Europe, which was cut short by the outbreak of World War I. The Dybbuk reflects Ansky’s deep perception of the shtetl’s religious and cultural mores. Plans to produce the play in Russian by Stanislavsky’s Moscow Art Theater in 1920 were aborted by the Bolshevik Revolution. Ansky, who died in 1920 never lived to see his play produced. The play however, was destined to become one of the most widely-produced in the history of Jewish theater. Its rich ethnographic tapestry, mystical themes, star-crossed lovers and haunting melodies were designed to bridge the historical abyss.
Boundaries separating the natural from the supernatural dissolve as ill-fated pledges, unfulfilled passions and untimely deaths ensnare two families in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession. The film was made on location in Poland in 1937 and brought together the best talents of Polish Jewry, script writers, composers, choreographers, set designers, actors and historical advisors. The exquisite musical and dance interludes evoke the cultural richness of both shtetl communities and Polish Jewry on the eve of World War II.
Guest Speaker: Barbara Cole Sickmen
Barbara Cole Sickmen (Lyrics/Music) is a Lyricist/Composer and recording artist who has performed on stage with Eddie Fisher, Jerry Vale, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, George Jessel, and Jackie Mason. She was Resident Playwright at Kids for Kids Theater, where she developed musicals include ALICE IN APPLELAND and THE PRINCE OF POLAND (Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis). She taught Theater Arts at Stony Brook University with John Houseman and Martin Gottfried, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and Women in Theater.
Two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the world of printmaking will feature giants in modern and contemporary art, along with talented artists from all over the world. Both exhibitions, the brainchildren of Sag Harbor artist and master printmaker Dan Welden, combine to create a milestone event that brings printmaking to the forefront of art. Presented with Inspiration Plus and Dan Welden. Image: Roy Nicholson; Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) 7, 2013; Solarplate
NOVEMBER PROGRAM POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY. After sharing "secrets", Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Lies” in February 2020. Each participant will tell a true story about a lie they told our were somehow part of. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. November Raconteurs include Bill Goldstein, Carolann diPirro, Ryan Roth, Ava Locks and SAC Artistic Director Amy Kirwin Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.