4 2018

FILM | "Der Purimspiler" ("The Jester")

With its lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces, The Jester provides a glimpse of 1937 Warsaw’s thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after. Many of the film’s Polish- Jewish crew and actors were killed in the Holocaust, making the film’s touches of melancholy even more profound for today’s audiences.

Poland, USA, 1937, 88 mins., directed by Joseph Green and Joan Nowina-Przybylski, Yiddish with English subtitles. Restored by The National Center for Jewish Film.

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8