The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
"Here was a person whose life in the 20th century encompassed and reflected
some of the greatest and worst moments, tragedies and triumphs of the human soul...
and yet she continued...to be true to her beliefs and to continue to create art.
If this isn't a lesson about the power of the arts, I don't know what is." -Babette Inglehart
"It must be an art for the great mass of people." -Isa Kremer
Isa Kremer's life was marked by a fierce talent, independent mind and firm determination. Her passion was Yiddish music - birthed in the kitchens in Russia.
The language of the lullabies mothers sang to their children. Isa was the first woman to bring Yiddish songs to the world concert stage, and an incredible singer in 24 languages. The documentary chronicles her life through footage, photos, and interviews with those who knew her.
Directed by Nina Baker Feinberg & Ted Schillinger, USA, 2000, 56 min. Produced by Lois Barr and WMG's Maya Friedler