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Movie Matinee Mob: Menashe

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:15 PM until 4:30 PM
Albany Twin Theater
Albany Twin website
1115 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA  
Nancie Hughes
Neighborhood Group
Registration is recommended
Members pay for their own charges

in Yiddish with English subtitles

Movie Matinee Mob

2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
@ Albany Twin Theater
1115 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
The Hamlet Movie Mob returns!  We will convene at the Albany Twin Theater on Thursday, September 28, for the 2:15 p.m. showing of Menashe, in the downstairs, accessible theater.  I will wait in the lobby until 2:10 before going in to find a seat.  I hope to see you there.  Afterward we could go across the street for ice cream or to the corner coffee shop for a treat and chance to discuss.   

The movie is well reviewed as a touching, human story of an Orthodox Jewish single father trying to regain custody of his son.  

Nick Allen on the Roger Ebert website summarizes it thus (with a four-star rating):

Like all great films that nudge the world toward being a slightly more compassionate place, the creation of “Menashe” is an act of empathy. Co-writer/director Joshua Z. Weinstein’s film achieves this initially by putting a soulful gaze on a world we rarely see in American film, the Hasidic community of New York City, using non-actors who speak entirely in Yiddish. But the emotional focus is what makes the film so incredibly special: Here is a film dedicated to recognizing our most common obstacles, its quiet storytelling largely accompanied by those feelings at the bottom of anyone’s gut: guilt, shame, defeat. "Menashe" is a gorgeous ode to everyone's inner screw-up.

See also the Ken Jarorowski's NYTimes' review at Review: ‘Menashe’ Finds Faith and Fatherhood Sometimes at Odds
I hope to see you there!