June 2

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June 5

Mothers of Today

Mothers of Today

Venue: Innis Town Hall

Sunday 2 June 2024 | 2:00 PM
Innis Town Hall

Wednesday 5 June 2024 | Online at TJFF Virtual Cinema

Directed by Henry Lynn (USA, 1939) – 85 minutes

A good old-fashioned Yiddish melodrama newly restored by the National Center for Jewish Film, Mothers of Today is the only film performance by radio star Esther Field, known on the airwaves of the 1930s as the “Yiddishe Mama.” Field plays a widowed Jewish mother coping with her children’s struggles in America caused by crime and assimilation. Mothers Of Today exemplifies the Yiddish film genre of shund, which appealed to working-class Jewish-American immigrant audiences and featured broadly drawn, sentimental stories that reflected the daily life and culture of a distinctly American Yiddish community. 

Co-presented with:

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Performer Details

Event Details

June 2

2:00 pm

Innis Town Hall

Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5,

Multiple Showings Available

Online at TJFF Virtual Cinema

June 5

2:00 pm