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