Boston, you will be delighted because there’s another chance to catchA Cantor’s Tale
I’ve seen it, and it’s wonderful. You’ll be humming cantorial music when you leave. No, really, you will.
It’s screening as part of The Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores (series runs through July 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
A Cantor’s Tale
Sun, Jun 18, 4 pm
Thu, Jun 22, 6 pm
A Cantor’s Tale by Erik Greenberg Anjou (2005, 95 min.). A joyous,
crowd-pleasing documentary, A Cantor’s Tale pays loving tribute to the
“golden age” of chazzanut, the celebrated art of cantorial music.
Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob “Jackie” Mendelson traces the American
origins of Jewish liturgical music back to the vibrant culture of
1950’s Brooklyn, when the great cantors of New York had chart-topping
records and were idolized almost like rock stars. This nostalgic
journey also includes appearances by renowned cantors and notables such
as Harvard Law School’s Alan Dershowitz. A rich cultural heirloom, the
film charts the rise, fall, and future of a great Jewish tradition and
a unique and beautiful art form.
Tickets are $8 for MFA and BJFF members, seniors, and students; $9 for
general admission. * $6 discounted, $7 general admission for matinee screenings (beginning
before 5pm on weekdays and 12:30pm on weekends). Please call the Box
Office at 617 369 3306 or visit www.mfa.org/film for ticket orders.