"one of the finest examples of Yiddish cinema."
J. Hoberman

" a symphony of contradictions beautifully orchestrated"

"a chance to see one of the century's finest actors"
The Village Voice

2:00 PM Sunday, November 5th 2017
Intro by Dr. Gil Rebak
Center for Contemporary Arts

When poverty and persecution compel his Polish landsmen to leave their shtetl, “Uncle” Moses, the crude and lusty former butcher, welcomes them to the promised land of his Lower East Side clothing factory. A master in the harsh new American system, with its fourteen-hour workday, Moses attempts to reconstruct the lost harmony of the shtetl community in the paternalistic order of his sweatshop.