Free event at the Jewish Community Library at 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, with free garage parking on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy
Taught by Library Director Howard Freedman. Film shown in video projection.
Adapted from stories by Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Babel, this rarely screened film from the final days of the Soviet Union follows affable dairy farmer Motl Rabinovich as he attempts to expand his business in the Ukrainian village in which he and his family are the only Jews. His good relations with his neighbors are put to the test by the onset of state-sponsored pogroms. 1991, 90 minutes, in Russian with English subtitles.
Program made possible, in part, by Lawrence Burgheimer.