The Ancient Law with live original music

Trailer Tickets


Sunday, April 2
*Come at 2:00 to see live music from Klezmer Berl’s Hotsie Totsie Orkester, a raucous nine-piece band straight from the Village of Red Hook’s shtetl.

A Revival House and Live From Upstate series event
Film accompanied by live original music by Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin
E.A. Dupont’s once-lost, now-restored 1923 German masterpiece tells the inspired-by-fact story of a rabbi’s son (Ernst Deutsch) who shuns the shtetl to become an actor, and finds temptation from an archduchess (Henny Porten). The cast is filled with Berlin’s finest stage and screen actors; the exquisite design is by a group of gifted, visionary artists. The film is accompanied by a live, original score composed and performed by the world-famous klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals (co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics) and pianist Donald Sosin, a silent film music legend. A sensational evening of history, music and spectacle. (Germany, 1923, 135m).
“A lost gem .. The cinematography is spectacular, emulating the light and shadow of a Rembrandt etching.” –Film Society at Lincoln Center
Presented with support from Hammertown Barn and Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
Upstate Films programs are made possible by Arts Mid Hudson and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature