Skip to main content
HomeCalendarMovie Matinee Mob: Menashe

Calendar - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Movie Matinee Mob: Menashe

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:15 PM until 4:30 PM
Albany Twin Theater
Albany Twin website
1115 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA  
Nancie Hughes
Neighborhood Group
Registration is recommended
Registrants & Fees
Members pay for their own charges

in Yiddish with English subtitles

Movie Matinee Mob

2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
@ Albany Twin Theater
1115 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
The Hamlet Movie Mob returns!  We will convene at the Albany Twin Theater on Thursday, September 28, for the 2:15 p.m. showing of Menashe, in the downstairs, accessible theater.  I will wait in the lobby until 2:10 before going in to find a seat.  I hope to see you there.  Afterward we could go across the street for ice cream or to the corner coffee shop for a treat and chance to discuss.   

The movie is well reviewed as a touching, human story of an Orthodox Jewish single father trying to regain custody of his son.  

Nick Allen on the Roger Ebert website summarizes it thus (with a four-star rating):

Like all great films that nudge the world toward being a slightly more compassionate place, the creation of “Menashe” is an act of empathy. Co-writer/director Joshua Z. Weinstein’s film achieves this initially by putting a soulful gaze on a world we rarely see in American film, the Hasidic community of New York City, using non-actors who speak entirely in Yiddish. But the emotional focus is what makes the film so incredibly special: Here is a film dedicated to recognizing our most common obstacles, its quiet storytelling largely accompanied by those feelings at the bottom of anyone’s gut: guilt, shame, defeat. "Menashe" is a gorgeous ode to everyone's inner screw-up.

See also the Ken Jarorowski's NYTimes' review at Review: ‘Menashe’ Finds Faith and Fatherhood Sometimes at Odds
I hope to see you there!