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Southampton Jewish Film Fest: The Dybbuk

RENTAL EVENT

2019 SOUTHAMPTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – Showing 7 feature Jewish films every Tuesday from July 9 through August 20. Tickets are $15.

Schedule:

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

LANGUAGE: Yiddish

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.

Organizer

Southampton Jewish Film Festival
Phone:
202-361-0538
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Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Phone:
6312830967
Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

Finding the Figure with Linda Capello

Friday Oct 09 - Friday Oct 23

Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.

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2020 PATRONS CIRCLE

12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times

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