Starring a real-life Menashe (the Skverer chasid Menashe Lustig), Joshua Z. Weinstein’s Menashe follows the tale of a widower pushing against the conventions of his tight-knit, family-oriented community by trying to win custody of his young son. In his debut feature, Weinstein, a documentarian, shows a real feel for the rhythms and cadences of Chasidic life. It’s sweet and sad all at once, and a New York story through and through.
Presented by the sisterhood of Manhattan Beach Jewish Center. Nosh included.
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