Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah's death.
Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven's strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Although Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah's memorial.
A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
This film is part of our Preview Club. General Admission tickets are $17 and Member tickets are $12.
Join us for a conversation with special guest Sebastian Schulman, Translation Fellowship Program at The Yiddish Book Center.
Preview Club Screenings are followed by conversations with special guests, hosted by Amherst Cinema's Carol Johnson and George Myers. Expect a wide range of high quality, discussion provoking titles. Preview Club subscribers are invited to participate in the post-screening discussion. You'll be asked to fill out a comment card for each film, with some of the results being share at our next screening.