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Yiddish Research: Film

Yiddish research guide covering general resources, article and books, folklore, genealogy, linguistics, literature, music and dance, oral history, theater, film, radio, translation and student resources.

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Books

Goldman, Eric. Visions, images, and dreams : Yiddish film, past and present.
Teaneck, NJ : Holmes & Meier Publishers, 2011 (Revised and expanded edition).
The history of Yiddish film, with filmography, bibliographical references, and index.

 

Hoberman, J. Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds
Hanover, N.H. : Dartmouth College : University Press of New England/National Center for Jewish Film, ©2010.
Comprehensive, illustrated history, with DVD documentary, "The Yiddish cinema".

 

Websites

 

Film Literature Index 
Scholarly index (no full-text) of film criticism and theory 1976-2001. More recent criticism is in subscription databases (p. 14).

 

Internet Movie Database 
Internet Broadway Database 
Locate Yiddish actors and films, often with detailed biographies, and, in the case of IMDB, accurate spellings of Yiddish and Eastern-European names and places.

 

National Center for Jewish Film

Largest archive of Jewish film outside of Israel, focusing on preservation, distribution, and exhibition; they have many Yiddish films available for purchase on DVD.