Menashe (2017) @ 3:55pm

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    • Sunday March 25, 2018
      3:55 pm - 5:20 pm
  • Location: GTCN channel 2.3
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Summary Sentence: A Hasidic Jewish man fights to retain custody of his son after his wife's death, as tradition dictates that the boy must be raised in a household with a mother. If he doesn't remarry quickly, his son will be adopted by his late spouse's stern brother.

Full Summary: Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community. GTCN Movie Schedule Menashe (2017) - IMDb

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Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent.

Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.

GTCN Movie Schedule

Menashe (2017) - IMDb

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Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN)

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
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Keywords
GTCN, free movies, flicks, matinee
Status
  • Created By: ymrv3
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 21, 2018 - 12:13pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018 - 12:13pm