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Divan [videorecording] = Diṿan / Palinka Pictures pesents ; a documentary by Pearl Gluck
DVDs DVDs | Zeitgeist Films | 2005
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 204.41 D)
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Adult DVD-Nonfiction 204.41 D CHECK SHELF

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Imprint
[New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2005.
Descript
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD.
Note
Dialogue in English, Yiddish, and Hungarian with optional subtitles in English or Yiddish.
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Credits
Producer/director, Pearl Gluck ; co-written by Pearl Gluck and Susan Korda.
Note
Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2003.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
"As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her [Hasidic] Jewish community in Brooklyn for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, Pearl's father has one wish: that she marry and return to the community . Pearl, however, takes a more creative approach to mend the breach. She travels to Hungary to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom: a couch upon which esteemed rabbis once slept. En route for the ancestral divan, Pearl encounters a colorful cast of characters who provide guidance and inspiration, including a couch exporter, her ex-Communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of Hungarian-American matchmakers and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews ... a documentary parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery."--Container.
Note
Special features: 30 min. of additional footage, with filmmaker questions and answers and follow-ups; theatrical trailer; director's statement.
Local Note
MW, 7-13
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ISBN/ISSN
795978107136
Music #
Z1071 Zeitgeist Video
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