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Joseph Green, Konrad Tom, 1938
Poland | Yiddish with English subtitles | 97 minutes
U.S. Premiere of Restored Version!
In this early Yiddish “talkie” starring musical queen Molly Picon as mamele (little mother), the dutiful daughter keeps her family intact. She's so busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she has little time for herself, until she discovers a handsome violinist across the courtyard. Set in Lodz, this musical comedy drama, which features Picon's trademark song Abi Gezunt, embraces the diverse gamut of Jewish life in interwar Poland, from holiday celebrations to nightclubs and gangsters. Film restoration and new English subtitles by the National Center for Jewish Film.