May 29, 2016, 3:00 PM
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
River Forest, Illinois
Congregants Barry & Linda Newman are pleased to invite everyone to a shwoing of Mamele, a 1938 Yiddish-language musical film starring Molly Picon, the phenom of Yiddish stage & screen, with commentary by Cantor Figa.
Mamele belongs to Molly Picon, “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” who shines as Mamele (little mother), the dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after the death of their mother. She’s so busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she has little time for herself, until she discovers the violinist across the courtyard!
Following their success with Yiddle with his Fiddle, Director Joseph Green and leading lady Molly Picon re-teamed for Mamele, which like Yiddle was shot in Poland. Set in Lodz, this musical comedy drama featuring Picon’s trademark song Abi Gezunt, embraces the diverse gamut of interwar Jewish life in Poland, with its nogoodniks and unemployed, nightclubs and gangsters, and religious Jews celebrating Succoth.