Silent film “The Ancient Law” at BAM Cinemas, Brooklyn, Oct 10, 2012

Directed by E.A. Dupont in 1923, this rarely screened silent film follows the ambitions of Baruch Mayr, the son of an orthodox rabbi from Galicia who decides to break from the family tradition and leave the shtetl to become an actor in Vienna. An evocative depiction of Jewish life and the atmosphere of Viennese theater, Dupont’s film will be accompanied by a live performance of a new soundtrack by pioneering multimedia artist Thomas Köner.

Wed, Oct 10, 2012. 7PM. At BAM Rose Cinemas. More info

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