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Rated NR · 79 minutes


Enter the funny, larger-than-life world of Yiddish theater today through this documentary film about the amazing woman who has kept the oldest running Yiddish theater in America alive. Zypora Spaisman is a Holocaust survivor who conquers all hearts in her passion for art, life and Yiddish. This heartwarming story of one unique woman's struggle portrays the fight of both an old art form to stay relevant and an old actress to find meaning and a stage in a society that worships youth. Shot in real time in one of the coldest winters in NYC over the eight days of Hanukkah, Zypora's theater has one week to raise funding to keep their show going. Many miracles occur during this week. But will they be enough to save this critically acclaimed Yiddish show?

Director: Dan Katzir
Cast: Shifra Lerer, Felix Fibich, Seymour Rechzeit, Zalmen Mlotek, Dovid Katz and Nahma Sandrow

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