"The Ancient Law" (1923) — NYC PREMIERE OF THE RESTORATION

Musical accompaniment by violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin.

The digital restoration of Ewald André Dupont's lost gem from the silent era gets its New York City 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.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

EVENT LOCATION

Film Society of Lincoln Center
165 W. 65th St., Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY 10023

LOCATION PHONE

(212) 875-5232

PRICING INFORMATION

$15; $12 Senior/Student/Persons with Disabilities

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