MASTER OF A GOOD NAME
Dir. Tawd B. Dorenfeld (80min, USA, 2013)
Narrative
World Premiere

Treasures of wisdom often come from humble hearts. Follow the Baal Shem Tov – the famed Jewish mystical rabbi often credited as the founder of Hasidic Judaism – on a journey through Eastern Europe during the 17th century, in this fully animated claymation film.

In this collection of vignettes from tales by the Baal Shem Tov, we visit poor Jewish families who find hope in their spirituality, not because of their religious acts, but because of their human kindness. This beautifully hand crafted stop-motion feature brings these stories to life and is perfect for the whole family.




Join Director Tawd B. Dorenfeld after the film to view some of the dolls from the film up close!

 


Tawd B. Dorenfeld is a filmmaker, artist, stop motion animator, cinematographer, director and writer. He is primarily known for his feature-length live-action and animated film The Anna Cabrini Chronicles as well as numerous animated shorts.

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DATES AND TICKETS

Sunday, March 2, 3:00 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD



Monday, March 3, 6:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC


PRESS

"The completed new film, called 'Master of a Good Name,' features more than 100 handcrafted clay dolls playing the roles of Chassidic Jews in European shtetls, where they find hope, faith, miracles and uplifted spirits through their rebbe, the BaalShem Tov."
-Sara Trappler Spielman, Chabad.org


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