Event Information
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Presents
Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Film Screening & Discussion

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Two rival sects of ultra-Orthodox Jews face off in this witty and bittersweet retelling of the Shakespeare classic. Eve Annenberg creates a parallel universe, a.k.a. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where Romeo and Juliet stem from divergent streams of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and speak their lines in street-smart Yiddish. The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion between Eric Goldman, author of "Visions, Images and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present" (Holmes & Meier, 2011) and director Eve Annenberg. Actors from the film will join the discussion.

*English subtitles

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