Menashe

Showed at Images 9/15/2017–9/21/2017

Starring: Menashe Lustig, Meyer Schwartz, Ruben Niborsk, Yoel Falkowitz, Yoel Weisshaus

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 his wife Leah’s death. 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’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters.

  • Director: Joshua Z. Weinstein
  • Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Funny, heartbreaking, impeccably observed, and nearly flawless drama.”

– Boston Globe