The National Center for Jewish Film’s Jewishfilm.2015 – “His Wife’s Lover”

May 10, 2015 $10.00 - $12.00 0

BOSTON PREMIERE – Mother’s Day Special Event
Billed as “The First Jewish Musical Comedy Talking Picture,” this fast-paced 1931 comedy stars popular Yiddish comedian Ludwig Satz in a rare surviving film performance. Directed by Sidney Goldin (East and West, The Cantor’s Son) and shot on NYC’s Lower East Side from a script by female author Sheyne Rokhl Simkoff, the film revels in its role reversals and love triangles that comment on gender issues of its day. When the uncle of matinee idol Eddie Wien (Satz) claims that women are only motivated by a fat pocketbook, Eddie sets out to prove him wrong, wooing shop girl Golde Blumberg while disguised as a repulsive millionaire.
“Tough and racy…. a tour de force for Satz.” –J. Hoberman, Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds
“Gifted tummler Satz prefigures mainstream American clowns Sid Caesar and Jerry Lewis.” –Time Magazine

Dir: Sidney M. Goldin | USA | 1931 | 80m | Yiddish w/ new English subtitles

Guests: NCJF Directors Sharon Pucker Rivo & Lisa Rivo

Screening as part of
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
18th Annual Film Festival
April 30-May 15


Event Location: West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street MA, Newton, Massachusetts, 02465

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Sunday, May 10, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$12.00 General
$10.00 Senior/Student

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