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02/22/2018 - Film! Menashe

Presented by Rabbi Shlomo Rothstein, Campus Chabad Chaplain; and Daniel Shaykevich, Class of 2018; USA (2017) Dir: Joshua Z Weinstein Set entirely in the orthodox Jewish community in Borough Park in Brooklyn, NY, a Hasidic father struggles to retain custody of his son after the death of his wife when the Rabbi rules that Menashe must remarry in order to become a suitable parent. Shot in Yiddish with a cast of non-actors, the film provides a look into a culture not often represented on screen, while centering on a story with emotional turmoil that relates beyond cultural or religious affiliations. Yiddish with English subtitles. 82 min. Free. Public Welcome. Sarratt Cinema at 7:30 p.m.