The Jester

The Jester  {Der Purimshpiler}
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The Jester
Der Purimshpiler
Poland, 1937, 90 Minute Running Time
Topics: Dance/Music, Drama, Family Friendly, History, Jewish Interest, Musical
Program: Archival Treasures
Language: Yiddish English Sub-Titles

Set in a Galician shtetl before World War II, this famous Yiddish-language musical comedy is rich with itinerant performers and star-crossed lovers. Shown in a beautiful tinted and toned newly restored print for this film's US premiere, restored by the National Cener for Jewish Film. NCJF Associate Director Lisa Rivo will introduce the film.

DIRECTOR: Joseph Green, Jan Jowina-Przybylski
Producer: Joseph Green
Screenwriter: Joseph Green, Chaver-Pahver, Itzik Manger
Cinematographer: Seweryn Steinwurzel
Music: Nicholas Brodsky
Principal Cast: Miriam Kressyn, Hymie Jacobson, Zygmunt Turkow, Isaac Samberg, Max Bozyk
Filmography: Joseph Green: Mamele (1938), A Letter From Mama (1938); Jan Nowina-Przybylski: Mr. Editor is Crazy (1937), Yidl mitn fidl (1936)
Print Source: The National Center for Jewish Film

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