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Presents:

THE LIGHT AHEAD
The 1939 Yiddish Film Classic

Directed by Edgar Ulmer
Starring David Opatoshu, Helen Beverley

Impoverished couple Fishke (David Opatoshu, Exodus) and Hodel (Helen Beverley, Green Fields) dream of life in the big city of Odessa free from the shtetl’s poverty, corruption, and stifling old-world prejudices. The benevolent and enlightened bookseller Mendele (Isidore Cashier as Mendele Mokher Sforim) takes them under his wing.
One of the most important films in the National Center for Jewish
Film's archive collection, The Light Ahead is arguably the finest
of the four Yiddish films directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Made on the
eve of World War II, the film is at once romantic, expressionist,
and painfully conscious of the danger about to engulf European Jewry.
The shtetl denizens’ embrace of superstition over science and modernity amidst a cholera outbreak makes The Light Ahead especially poignant for contemporary audiences. The film’s climax is a mageyfe khasene (plague wedding), a folk ritual believed to ward off disease.
“An astonishing artifact that is equal parts vaudeville schtick, Talmudic exegesis, and ghetto melodrama.” – Village Voice
The Light Ahead had its WORLD PREMIERE (New Restoration)
at the New York Jewish Film Festival in January 2021

Yiddish with English subtitles
Digitally Restored

Running time: 94 minutes

The film will be available
for 72 hours online from:
Friday, February 26th at 5:00 pm through
Sunday, February 28th at 5:00 pm
 
The film is for 
MEMBERS ONLY!
If you are a member - please RSVP to
Maristella at: 3starscinema@gmail.com
She will respond with a link and simple
access instructions.

***PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS LINK WITH NON-MEMBERS!
We have a finite amount of views based on our membership numbers and want to be sure all of our members have access!

Want to become a member?
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BONUS FEATURE

We are proud to share our very own
Bart Weiss' new project:


FIREBONES

 
Fire Bones introduces a new platform for narrative and lyrical expression: the
go-show. The videos use the visual language of traditional cinema. Backstory and exposition need to be hidden or they bog down a film. In a go-show, however, either before or after we meet a new character in a video episode, there is an audio podcast that relates the character's history. As podcast listeners, we embrace this deep dive into backstory because the podcast, as a form, specializes in this sort of exploration. We are comfortable listening to a character's history, without expecting the larger story to move ahead rapidly.
 
Smartphone ownership has prepared us well for the go-show. Other art forms provide a helpful basis for comparison: for example, poetry makes art of the everyday experience of using words. Dance does the same for bodily motion. In our own time, everyone who carries a mobile device is having an ongoing digital experience involving several mediums. The go-show takes that everyday experience and turns it into art.

Created with smartphones mind, a go show tells a story episodically via
multiple mediums. ''Fire Bones" includes podcasts, short films, music videos, poems, and still images. Each episode of a go show should use whatever medium works best for that part of the story. Chapters and episodes are meant to be experienced in order.
 
Synopsis
 
No one knows what happened to Amra Boustani. A pilot and Pentecostal preacher from the Delta, she vanished on a transatlantic flight over a year ago and has been missing ever since. Enter a poet named Greg and a filmmaker named Bart, who pass through Amra's hometown and get swept up in her story. Greg and Bart meet a host of colorful characters with clashing opinions about Amra and her mysterious disappearance. The townsfolk turn on each other in their confusion and frustration, but a breakthrough seems possible when a boy YouTuber in Lebanon unveils new information about “eerie, disappeary Miss Amra Boustani."
 
To watch

Another Membership Benefit:
3 STARS JEWISH CINEMA
is a 
 Community Partner 
 of the
The Dallas Holocaust and 
Human Rights Museum 
Monthly Film Series

What a great time to become a member!
 
Contact Maristella @ 3starscinema@gmail.com

THANK YOU MEMBERS
for your continued support.
We couldn't do it without YOU!

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THANK YOU TO OUR RECENT DONORS:



Lila Levy and Harold Levy
in memory of their loved ones

Anna and Irwin Segal
Carole and Joram Wolanow
Fonda Arbetter
May Sebel
Celia and Earl Bills
Mark Perkins
Mike Weinberg
Rita Koger
Dot Heller
Patsy Kahn
Jo and David Reingold
Marcy Helfand
Anonymous
Fran Schneider


The Renee & Paul
Stanley Family Fund for Jewish Culture of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation

Shula & Aharon Netzer


Kenny & Sherry Goldberg

Equi-Myo, LLC

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And to our new &
renewed members!

Stacy Barnett
Barbara and Shelly Stein
Shula and Aharon Netzer
Kaori and Dario Nappa
Eileen Kessner
Janet Jerrow
Cynthia and Allen Mondell
Marilyn Levin
Marc Machbitz
Rita Koger
Warren Rubin
Brenda Brand
Alyson Ray
Arona Ackermann
Kathryn Frish
Judy Lifson
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Don Weitz
May Sebel
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Carole and Joram Wolanow
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Shirley Rovinsky
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Marilyn and Harrel Pailet
Chana Robinowitz
Roberta Lazarus
Lottye Brodsky
Sofia and Jorge Poliak
Irwin and Anna Segal
Mark Albert
Harriet Gross
Alison Ray

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&
TO ALL OUR
WONDERFUL MEMBERS
WHO HAVE KEPT US GOING FOR OVER 19 YEARS! 
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Not a Member?
What are you waiting for?

Membership Levels:
Student - $50
Senior (65+) - $75
Rock Star - $90
Shining Star - $500
Super Star- $1800
For more details visit our membership page here

Please contact Maristella at
or 512.814.9905
for more information

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A Big Thank You to:
KAHN MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS

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 Monthly Film Series

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