Friday, September 8 – 7 pm,
Saturday, September 9 – 4 & 8 pm,
Sunday, September 10 – 4 & 8 pm,
Wednesday, September 13 – 7 pm,
and Thursday, September 14 – 7 pm.
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.
Insider’s tip: “Menashe is a warm, relatable and tender tale about parental love, religion and belonging, told humanely and with vivid authenticity” (Claudia Puig, TheWrap). Peter Keough, Boston Globe, adds: “Funny, heartbreaking, impeccably observed, and nearly flawless drama.” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter: “Joshua Z. Weinstein’s charming Menashe immerses us in an authentic environment of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and makes it relatable by weaving a sweet story familiar in its general contours, of a single father struggling to hold on to the son he loves.”
MENASHE has 2 wins and an additional 9 nominations for excellence.