CineCulture presents ‘Menashe’ Nov. 3

CineCulture Presents "Menashe" Friday, Nov. 3

~ Photo above courtesy of A24 Films

CineCulture presents “Menashe” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.).

Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following the death of his wife, Leah. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken.

Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It is his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and a responsible father, and restore respect among his doubters.

Joshua Weinstein, the director of the film, will lead the post-screening discussion. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association. “Menashe” is 82 minutes in length, not yet rated and will be presented in Yiddish and English with English subtitles.

All CineCulture events screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at mhusain@csufresno.edu or visit the CineCulture website. See original press release.

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