Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
May 3 – 10, 2012
with proud festival partner, Yiddishkayt, presents
The Moon of Israel (Die Sklavenkönigin)
Sunday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Introduced by Penelope Ann Miller (of the 2012 Oscar-winning film The Artist)
MOON OF ISRAEL (Die Sklavenkönigin)
New Los Angeles Premiere!
Silent film | Austria | 90 minutes | 1924
Directed by Michael Curtiz (Mihaly Kertész)
at the Saban Theater
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Screening for the first time in 88 years, this silent film from the early 1920’s will be accompanied by renowned Austrian pianist, Gerhard Gruber.
Starring Maria Korda, this film was directed by Mihaly Kertész (who later became known as Michael Curtiz). It was this film that brought Curtiz to the attention of the studio head Jack Warner, who invited him to Hollywood, where he began an illustrious career with classics such as Casablanca.
It’s a familiar story: The Israelites are enslaved in Egypt and an Israelite slave-girl falls for Pharaoh’s son. Melodrama ensues against the backdrop of the story of the Exodus. Inspired by the global Egypt craze brought on by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, Moon of Israel was the most elaborate and expensive Austrian film of its day.
Or call the Film Festival ticket hotline at (800) 838-3006.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Austria in Los Angeles and the Temple of the Arts, in partnership with Yiddishkayt • YidArts 2012.