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.
We review Menashe in our December film podcast. Just skip to the 7.12 minute mark.
We will be joined by the film’s writer, Alex Lipschultz, and star of the film Menashe Lustig for a Q&A following this preview screening.