The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is proud to present the world premiere of a newly recorded score for Breaking Home Ties. Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, inspired by Jewish cinema and heritage, teamed with Reboot, a non-profit revitalizing Jewish culture through art, to gather celebrated musicians for the project. The $36 ticket includes a live performance with special musical guests.
In a remarkable collaboration born from the pandemic, a long-lost silent era gem, digitally restored to its original glory, debuts with a new soundtrack, performed by diverse, award-winning artists.
This melodrama of love and longing traces a young man from prerevolutionary Russia to New York, flourishing as a lawyer, while his destitute parents tirelessly search for him. This timeless tale movingly captures the arc of Jewish immigrants adapting to American life.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival premieres the newly recorded score, commissioned during COVID-19. Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, inspired by Jewish cinema and heritage, teamed with Reboot, a non-profit revitalizing Jewish culture through art, to gather celebrated musicians for the project. The eclectic result, spanning Americana, jazz, avant-garde, punk, R&B, and indie rock, from talents like Scott Amendola, Nels Cline, Mocean Worker, Yuka Honda, Gretchen Gonzales, and Joey Mazzola, amplifies themes of family, separation, and reconciliation.
Thought lost, the film’s sole surviving print was discovered in a Berlin archive in 1984. The National Center for Jewish Film undertook an extensive restoration, a notable feat given low preservation rates of early silent works. This rare cinematic portrayal, expressly made by Jewish filmmakers for a wide audience, sensitively shows Judaic culture and rituals, countering the era’s rising antisemitism.+ More... - Less...
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