Sunday, December 11, Noon

Avalon Theatre 


USA, 1956/2011, feature
86 minutes
Director: Max Nosseck

DC Premiere

Leo, a Jewish war refugee suffering from amnesia, makes his way to America where he falls under the influence of Joey, a two-bit comedian. While intoxicated, Leo discovers that he can sing and becomes an overnight sensation at Luli’s Gyspy Paradise.  Suddenly, gangsters enter the scene and, in a scuffle, Leo is knocked unconscious. He awakens to find that the blow has caused painful memories to return. Starring Yiddish screen favorite Moishe Oysher in his only English language role, and filmed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer, Boris Kaufman (On The Waterfront), this film was one of the first American features to depict a holocaust survivor. Restored by The National Center for Jewish Film.

INTRODUCTION BY Sharon Pucker Rivo, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The National Center for Jewish Film

CO-SPONSORED BY the Esther Saks Abelman Yiddish Culture Fund of Adas Israel

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH Yiddish of Greater Washington