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Place nameBillings Farm & Museum
Date start08-11-2018 05:00p (225 Days Ago)
Date end08-11-2018 07:00p (225 Days Ago)

9th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series


Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother to be present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle. But Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent.

Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.

“Menashe is utterly absorbing, deeply charming, and very funny. This is a small but perfect gem of a film.” ―Arts Desk (London)

Tickets prices: members: adults 16 & up: $9; non-members: adults 16 & up: $11.
For information: or 802-457-2355.  Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. It is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.

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