41st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair film screening: The Yellow Ticket

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The Yellow Ticket is a live multi-media event, featuring a new score by violinist Alicia Svigals, that reanimates a silent cinematic classic starring famed Polish actress Pola Negri, who portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identities, heroic measures and triumphant love.

Remarkably progressive for its time, the film explores anti-semitism, gender bias and human trafficking in Imperialist Russia. Svigals crafted a lush score, which she performs live with jazz pianist virtuoso Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer and other Eastern European folk traditions, 20th-century classical composers such as Béla Bartók and Ernest Bloch, European café music and contemporary improvisation inspire the composition.

Presented in collaboration with the Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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