For the first time on the screen in 88 years...
Michael Curtiz's 1924 Silent Epic
MOON OF ISRAEL (Die Sklavenkönigin)
Introduced by Penelope Ann Miller,
Star of Oscar-winning The Artist
Saban Theater, Beverly Hills
Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Moon of Israel was directed by Mihaly Kertész (who later became known as Michael Curtiz). It was this film that brought Curtiz to the attention of the studio head Jack Warner, who invited him to Hollywood, where he began an illustrious career with classics such as Casablanca (CLICK HERE if you haven't seen this classic in Yiddish).
It's a familiar story: The Israelites are enslaved in Egypt and an Israelite slave-girl falls for Pharaoh's son. Melodrama ensues against the backdrop of the story of the Exodus. Inspired by the global Egypt craze brought on by the discovery of King Tut's tomb, Moon of Israel was the most elaborate and expensive Austrian film of its day.
This majestic silent film by a cinematic master will be accompanied by renowned Austrian pianist, Gerhard Gruber (CLICK HERE to hear Gruber's beautiful accompaniment to another silent classic).
CLICK HERE to get your tickets for this rare treat!
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Sponsored by the Consulate General of Austria in Los Angeles and the Temple of the Arts, in partnership with Yiddishkayt.