Third Annual Yiddish Film Festival Day 2

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Date(s) - 02/09/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Jewish Heritage Museum


The 1937 American film Green Fields (Grine Filder) is a 95 minute long black and white film with new English subtitles. Ulmer’s soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein’s classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for the city of “true Jews,” he learns some unexpected lessons from the Jewish peasants who take him in as a tutor for their children. This 1937 American comedy features child actor Herschel Bernardi, later to be an adult star on Broadway, films, and television.