THE CANTOR'S SON
Dir. Ilya Motyleff and Sidney Goldin (uncredited) (90min, USA, 1937)
Yiddish with English Subtitles
SPONSORED BY THE ARTHUR TRACY "THE STREET SINGER" ENDOWMENT FUND
Lisa Rivo, Associate Director of National Center For Jewish Film, and Playwright, Yiddishist, and NPR film commentator Murray Horwitz expected
In this rejoinder to The Jazz Singer, Moishe Oysher makes his screen debut as a cantor’s son who leaves the shtetl behind for the excitement of New York City. Finding stardom, he is torn between the glitzy world of American entertainment and the traditions of the Old Country. Oysher’s uniquely rich singing voice is perfectly captured in this 35mm print, newly restored by The National Center for Jewish Film.
Sponsored by the Arthur Tracy ‘The Street Singer’ Endowment Fund honoring the memory and musical legacy of Arthur Tracy – the renowned radio, stage and screen singer and entertainer whose talent delighted millions around the world – the arts programs supported by this fund continue Tracy’s ability to entertain for years to come.
Co-sponsored by the Esther Saks Abelman Yiddish Culture Fund at Adas Israel Congregation.
Co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington
Presented in Partnership with Washington Jewish Music Festival Year-Round
Spotlight on Music and Film