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Das Alte Gesetz / The Ancient Law (1923) Director Ewald André Dupont
As part of the Jewish Film Festival a very special film is being shown at the JW3 Cinema. In the mid 1800s in Galicia, Baruch Mayer (Ernst Deutsch), yearns to become an actor. Despite the expectation to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an orthodox rabbi, he breaks from tradition and leaves the shtetl in pursuit of his dream. Whilst performing in a traveling theatre troupe he meets the Austrian archduchess, Elisabeth Theresia (Henny Porten), who falls in love with the young man. With her support he joins the renowned Vienna’s Burg Theatre company where he soon rises to fame. “With its complex portrayal of orthodoxy and emancipation, E. A. Dupont’s period film marks a highpoint of Jewish filmmaking in Germany. This new restoration marks the first time that a version corresponding to the lost 1920s German theatrical release will be shown, both in its original length, and with the colourisation digitally restored.” – Berlinale 68. Please book your ticket here http://ukjewishfilm.org/event/the-ancient-law-3/

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This is a meetup group for people who love or are curious about Silent Film. It is an opportunity to watch silent films in great venues in and around London and to meet and chat to other enthusiasts after the event, over a coffee, drink or a meal.

Hopefully, as well as being fun it will be a way to meet others and to share knowledge.

Let's help keep silent film alive and support the venues that show them!

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