Menashe

Menashe

Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Leah, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Leah’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent. 

Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.  

In Yiddish & English

Please note:  No screenings on Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24.

 

$10 | $8 student/senior/military
Dir. Joshua Z Weinstein, 2017, US, PG, 82 min
Showtimes:

Tuesday, September 19

4:20pm   Cinema Two
9:20pm   Cinema Two

Wednesday, September 20

4:20pm   Cinema Two
9:20pm   Cinema Two

Thursday, September 21

4:20pm   Cinema Two
9:20pm   Cinema Two

Monday, September 25

2:30pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
7:10pm   Cinema Two
9:00pm   Cinema Two

Tuesday, September 26

2:30pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
7:10pm   Cinema Two
9:00pm   Cinema Two

Wednesday, September 27

2:30pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
7:10pm   Cinema Two
9:00pm   Cinema Two

Thursday, September 28

2:30pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
7:10pm   Cinema Two
9:00pm   Cinema Two

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