Yiddish Theater: A Love Story

2007, Movie, NR, 80 mins

Yiddish Theater: A Love Story
Israeli filmmaker Dan Katzir was vacationing in New York when he met 85-year-old Zypora Spaisman, grande dame of the Yiddish Theater. In short order, she had press-ganged him into making a documentary about her current production — protesting that he had no equipment except the home video camera he brought to shoot his trip was futile — and roped him into her struggling theater troupe's fight for survival.

Born in Poland, Spaisman lost most of her family to the Holocaust and immigrated to the United States in 1954. She joined the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, the oldest such group in the United States and remnant of the once-thriving theatrical comm...

Released: 2007 Rated: NR Length: 80 mins

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