Mini Film Fest: Featuring Ushpizin & The Golem
Ushpizin: Wed., June 22nd, 2016 at 7pm
Powerful, touching, and amusing, Ushpizin is a heartwarming and soul-stirring film from Israel. Big-hearted Moshe is down on his luck, so he and his loving wife Malli pray passionately for a miracle – with unexpected consequences. Ushpizin is about faith in, and love of, Hashem.
The Golem: Wed., June 29th, 2016 at 7pm
This restored authorized edition of the 1920 silent cabalist thriller (with subtitles), based on the ancient Hebrew legend of the golem, is widely recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth. Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi fashions a giant warrior out of clay to protect the safety of his people. His attempt to mimic the creative power of the Divine results in dangerous consequences when his creation, the Golem, runs amok.