Maine Jewish Film Festival: Menashe

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

In the first 21st century Yiddish language film, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away. A rare inside illumination of New York’s notoriously secretive ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, this film provides a compelling portrait of a father trying to do the best for his beloved son. In Yiddish with English subtitles. PG. 82 Min.

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