Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote with dozens of female translators behind him, who were a vital source of his creativity. The inspiration he drew from them came in many forms, often mixing romance with professional aspirations. Through intimate, poignant interviews with some of those women and exclusive archival footage, this film tells the unknown story of an author who charmed and enchanted his audiences, just as he did his translators.
Asaf Galay, the filmmaker, will be at the Yiddish Book Center for the screening of The Muses of Bashevis Singer and will answer audience questions after the film.
Israel, 2014, 72 minutes, color, English and Hebrew with English subtitles. Directors: Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser.
Presented as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.