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Movie Matinee Mob: Menashe
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:15 PM until 4:30 PM
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.
I hope to see you there!