Watch This ‘Yiddish Love Story’ at Dixon Place on Sunday

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 at 10:00 am by
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Here’s something heartwarming to tide you over ’til spring. Judy Schiller’s directorial debut, It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story is making its way to the Lower East Side. To Dixon Place on Chrystie Street, in fact.

The documentary embarks on two different journeys, sharing the childhood stories of Schiller’s parents, an elderly Jewish couple. Her mother resided in Poland before moving to Cuba, where she and her family were the only Jews in their town; her father grew up on the LES, where the street was the playground.

Their separate lives became forever entwined when they met in Cuba at the start of WWII. She didn’t speak English, he didn’t speak Spanish, so they fell in love by way of Yiddish. The trailer is filled with humorous affections that only a couple married for 61 years could exhibit, along with all sorts of rich archival footage from the 1920s through 1950s.

Over the last year, the film has made its way through the festival circuit, but the New York premiere will fittingly take place on March 15 at Dixon Place. Tickets are available here.

 

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