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Tue, Aug 15


Skokie Public Library

Yiddish Film "American Matchmaker" (1940)

An art deco romantic comedy about male ambivalence and Jewish assimilation (in Yiddish, with English subtitles)

Yiddish Film "American Matchmaker" (1940)
Yiddish Film "American Matchmaker" (1940)

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

Skokie Public Library

About the Event

Leo Fuchs, the "Yiddish Fred Astaire", stars in this musical comedy as Nat Silver, a debonair and wealthy Jewish-American businessman whose recent engagement (his eighth) goes awry. Director Ulmer's last Yiddish movie was also his most modern, an art deco romantic comedy about male ambivalence and Jewish assimilation. The National Center for Jewish Film says, "The East European shtetl  mores meet New York sophistication in this urbane romantic comedy." A  brief discussion will follow the film.

The film is in Yiddish and is restored with English subtitles.  Released 1940 (unrated), and distributed to YIVO by the National Center for Jewish Film. It runs 87 minutes.

The event is free; donations are welcome. This is an in person event (not accessible remotely). Registration is not required.

Details via Skokie Library

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