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American Matchmaker

 
 
Sun, Jul 24, 2022
  • 3:45PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 87min
FORMAT: 35mm
LANGUAGE: In Yiddish with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Pre-screening discussion
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series The Method on Film
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer | 1940

With Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky

Edgar G. Ulmer’s last Yiddish movie was also his most modern: an art deco, romantic musical-comedy about male ambivalence and Jewish assimilation. Leo Fuchs—known as "the Yiddish Fred Astaire"— plays Nat Silver, a neurotic, urbane, hero in the style of Woody Allen, who, despite being an elegant and eligible bachelor-turned-matchmaker, can never seem to close the marriage deal. Ulmer integrates a riot of acting styles, from broadly comic to movingly dramatic.

Pre-screening discussion with Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University, Jeremy Dauber.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation ­

 
 
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