September 11, 8:00 PM
About this Event
Join us for a Film Screening and celebration of klezmer music with special Concert and Q&A to follow.
•ABOUT A GREAT DAY ON ELDRIDGE STREET•
On October 12, 2007, over one hundred klezmer musicians and Yiddish singers gathered on the steps of New York City’s Eldridge Street synagogue for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot. Brought from around the world, these musicians represent the most influential klezmer artists of the revival and in the world today. This significant event was noted for its participants (ranging from Theo Bikel to John Zorn) and was followed by the world’s longest klezmer march, when these musicians took to the streets of the Lower East Side for a parade and impromptu outdoor concert. As they marched, onlookers began to follow along curious to see what this celebration was all about. It was Yiddish street theatre at its best!
Over the next two evenings, the participants performed formally at City University’s Martin E. Segal Theatre and Symphony Space. A GREAT DAY ON ELDRIDGE STREET portrays all of these events. This film not only chronicles this extraordinary weekend, but celebrates the revival of klezmer music and Yiddish song that has now become one of the main soundtracks for Jewish culture throughout the world today with humor, pathos… and of course, great music.
The photo from this shoot is now a poster and can be sold at all screenings.The film is 30 minutes long and this includes the credits.The film can be screened on DVD or Digi-Beta.The filmmaker can come to the screening and provide give a klezmer concert afterwards. This is Yale Strom’s first short documentary film.
Featuring a Q&A, Schmooze with Avi!