A spellbinding visual masterpiece, SHTTL beautifully captures the life of a vibrant Yiddish-speaking village on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine. Shot near Kyiv, the film focuses on the vitality of the villagers’ lives as Mendel (Moshe Lobel, Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) returns to his shtetl from his modern, secular life. This extraordinary film depicts the simmering tensions between tradition and modernity in a place brimming with the romance, politics, and intrigue of everyday life, against the backdrop of looming disaster.
On 5/17: After the Q&A, please join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for an Opening Night cocktail reception.
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