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Musical accompaniment by violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin!

The digital restoration of this lost gem from the silent era gets its NYC premiere at this year’s NYJFF, featuring a new score and live accompaniment by pianist Donald Sosin and klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals. In a shtetl in Galicia, the son of a rabbi gets a bug for acting and is swept into a  glamorous lifestyle, much to the chagrin of his very traditional father. The son becomes the object of a Viennese archduchess’s affections, and, with a sweetheart waiting back home, he must decide between two divergent paths. The Ancient Law offers a nuanced depiction of both the shtetl and the Jewish ideals of the era, steering clear of caricature at every turn. The cinematography is spectacular, emulating the light and shadow of a Rembrandt etching.

Venue and Accessibility

165 West 65th Street

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Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Ancient Law

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm Walter Reade Theater

Add to Calendar America/New_York The Ancient Law - Musical accompaniment by violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin! The digital restoration of this lost gem from the silent era gets its NYC premiere at this year’s NYJFF,... Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178
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