Skip to main content

Celebrating Yiddish Creativity in the (Former) Soviet Union
August 12, 2012

Voices from the Silence

Sunday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m.
Workmen’s Circle|Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles


In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the August 12 Stalinist purge of Yiddish cultural activists, artists, writers and actors CIYCL, Workmen’s Circle, and Yiddishkayt will screen the rarely seen silent film masterpiece:

jewish-luck-1925JEWISH LUCK • Yidishe Glik • Еврейское Счастье

Silent film | Soviet Union | 90 minutes | 1925
Starring the incomparable star of the Yiddish stage Shloyme Mikhoels
and based on the Sholem Aleichem classic satire, Adventures of Menakhem Mendl
with titles written by Isaak Babel
Directed by Alexander Granovsky
English Subtitles

Film critic Kenneth Turan (NPR, Los Angeles Times) will introduce this amazing silent masterpiece.

Jewish Luck not only features the work of the most popular Yiddish author of that time and today (Sholem Aleichem), but also manages to poke fun at shadkhonim (matchmakers), insurance salesmen, Czarist Russia, and capitalism, while showing some remarkable images of Odessa and shtetl life, and dream imagery you will never forget.
Admission is FREE!