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Our Two Dueling Film Festivals (BIFF and WFF)

Dueling Film Festivals in the Berkshires As the Williamstown Film Festival enters its final weekend, the Berkshire International Film Festival seems to have timed a number of its activities to coincide with WFF’s short two weeks in the sun. BIFF made a big deal about screening “Howl” (the new film about Allen Ginsberg’s poem) on…

Yiddish theatre and film, once widespread, have become assimilated.

Musical “Yiddle With his Fiddle” to get stage reading at BIFF

Based on the classic 1936 Yiddish film musical comedy Yidl Mitn Fidl starring the irrepressible Molly Picon, this new English-language adaptation was written by screenwriter and author Stephen Glantz and will be directed by Susan Merson. The reading will be the first public presentation of this show. Following the reading, there will be a question and answer session with the Yidl Mitn Fidl writer, director and cast.