ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Goldfaden Legacy

Goldfaden Legacy / Moştenirea lui Goldfaden
From Shetl to Brodway

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bechtel International Center, Stanford University

The film describes Goldfaden’s journey from Iasi to New York via Odessa and Sankt Petersburg, and will bring into the present and exceptional personality of the Jewish culture, active throughput the world; it will, at the same time, highlight the short-lived cultural relations between the Romanians and the local Jewish population. 126 years ago, Avram Goldfaden founded in the north of Romania, at Iasi, the capital of Moldavia, whose population was over 50% Jewish, the first professional Jewish theatre. At his death in 1980 in New York, some 70 000 New Yorkers participated at the funeral procession, blocking all traffic in Manhattan in order to pay their last respect to the “Shakespeare of the Jewish people”.

Director: Radu Gabrea

Special Guests: Zalmen Mlotek. With the participation of: Eleanor Reissa, Itzitk Gottesman, Nahma Sandrow, Alyssa Pia Quint, Yale Strom, Harry Eliad, Iacov Bodo, Elisabeth Schwartz, Ioan Holban, Carol Markovitch, Golan Ofer, Sandler Gera

Romania, 2004, 58 min.

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