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This classic,Yiddish language silent film uncovers the richness of  literary giant, Sholem Aleichem. Based on his series of stories featuring the character Menakhem Mendl, JEWISH LUCK revolves around this daydreaming entrepreneur and his doomed strike-it-rich schemes. Against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in Tsarist Russia, our protagonist pursues his dreams as his continued persistence transforms him from schlemiel to hero. Featuring Eduard Tissé’s ground-breaking cinematography, Jewish Luck is an artistic and historical treasure.

New digital restoration & new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film

Live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz.


Comedy – Silent / Dir: Alexander Granovsky / Starring / Solomon Mikhoels /  1925 / USSR / Eng Intertitles / 100 min


NY Jewish FF, Int’l Yiddish Theater Festival of Montreal, Vancouver Jewish FF, Washington DC FF


Festival Calendar


St. Lawrence Arts

76 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101


Monday, March 11, 2:00pm


Comedy, Music, Silent Film

Running Time

100 minutes

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