The Ancient Law
The Ancient Law—a Cine-Concert with Alicia Svigals, violin, and Donald Sosin, piano
The Ancient Law (1923), dir. E. A. Dupont, is a superb comedy/drama from a great German Jewish director of the Weimar era. In this two-hour silent feature, based on a true story, a rabbi’s son leaves the shtetl to become an actor in Vienna. A forerunner of The Jazz Singer, which was released four years later, this production spares nothing—gorgeous costumes and sets, and Berlin's finest actors. German and English intertitles. Beautifully restored by Deutsche Kinemathek. This performance made possible by the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts.
World-renowned musicians Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin will play their collaborative score that has brought audiences to their feet at Lincoln Center, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and two dozen other venues in the US and Europe. Svigals co-founded the Klezmatics and has worked with Itzhak Perlman and the Kronos Quartet. Sosin has performed for silent films all over the world, from MoMA and BAM to venues in Bologna, Moscow, Shanghai and Bangkok. Don’t miss this stunning event!
Tickets are $20 Members & $25 Non-Members
Doors Open at 6:45PM for this event.