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Vigil, The (2019)

Title: The Vigil
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Keith Thomas
Written by: Keith Thomas
Starring: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, and Malky Goldman
Release Date: 2/26/2021
Running Time: 89 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight “shomer,” fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed’s dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: Dedicated to the loving memory of our grandparents who passed away during the making of this film

Sam Praw
Laverne Ryer
Sarah Bick Berkowitz
Rose Rosenberg
Morton Joseph Davis

Menashe (2017)

Title: Menashe
Rating: PG
Directed by: Joshua Z Weinstein
Written by: Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed, and Joshua Z Weinstein
Starring: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborsk, and Yoel Weisshaus
Release Date: 7/28/2017
Running Time: 82 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
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 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.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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