The Ancient Law
May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30PM – The Ancient Law
(1923, silent drama, German w/English intertitles, 135 min)
Live musical accompaniment by renowned Klezmer violinist, Alicia Svigals, and pianist, Donald Sosin.
The digital restoration of this lost silent gem features a new score by Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals. In a shtetl in Galicia, a rabbi’s son is swept into the glamorous secular world of acting, much to the chagrin of his very traditional father. The son becomes caught between the affections of the Viennese arch duchess’s and his neighborhood sweetheart, and must decide between two divergent paths. The cinematography is spectacular, emulating the light and shadow of a Rembrandt etching. Director: Ewald André Dupont
Sponsored by Kol Halev, the choir of Temple Beth Emeth