The Ancient Law + live music by Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin


Temple Israel Wed, Jan 16 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):E.A. Dupont
Language:Silent with English intertitles
Running Time:135 min
Type of Film:Fiction


Baruch, a rabbi’s son, yearns to become an actor so, against his father's wishes, leaves his shtetl for the Vienna stage. But success cannot quell Baruch's guilt and longing for home. A precursor to The Jazz SingerThe Ancient Law is one of the first films to have addressed the subject of assimilation and features visually stunning depictions of shtetl life.


This gem of German-Jewish cinema will be shown with an original live score by the extraordinary violinist Alicia Svigals (who accompanied The Yellow Ticket in Boston in 2013) and pianist Donald Sosin.


In partnership with Jewish Arts Collaborative and Temple Israel of Boston