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Isaac Bashevis Singer's The cafeteria

Author: Bob DishyZohra LampertMorris CarnovskyHoward Da SilvaAmram NowakAll authors
Publisher: [Thousand Oaks, CA] : Monterey Home Video, [©2000]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer which deals with a young Jewish refugee, Esther, who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City in the early 1960s. At the cafeteria, she meets a famous Yiddish writer (a thinly disguised version of Singer himself) and they become involved. The relationship starts out on a romantic note, but as the writer learns more about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Dishy; Zohra Lampert; Morris Carnovsky; Howard Da Silva; Amram Nowak; Ernest Kinoy; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Amram Nowak Associates.; Monterey Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1569942064 9781569942062
OCLC Number: 45202792
Notes: Videocassette release of the feature originally broadcast on American playhouse in 1984.
Credits: Written for television by Ernest Kinoy ; Amram Nowak, director ; Kirk Simon, producer ; Jason Rosenfield, editor ; Leopold Godowsky III, music.
Cast: Bob Dishy, Zohra Lampert, Morris Carnovsky, Howard Da Silva.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Cafeteria
American playhouse (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Amram Nowak Associates, Inc.

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Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer which deals with a young Jewish refugee, Esther, who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City in the early 1960s. At the cafeteria, she meets a famous Yiddish writer (a thinly disguised version of Singer himself) and they become involved. The relationship starts out on a romantic note, but as the writer learns more about Esther, he realizes that although she may have survived the Holocaust physically, she is already spiritually dead.

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