Ninth Houston Jewish Film Festival: The Cantor's Son

The National Center for Jewish Film

Moishe Oysher (1907-1958), a cantor and singing star whose repertoire ranged from the cantorial to the operatic stars in this restored 1937 Yiddish language film as Shloimele, a young man who leaves his family and Polish shtetl and endures a life of poverty until he is finally discovered washing floors in a nightclub.

After he attains stardom, Shloimele is torn between his desire for his shtetl and family and the attractions of the New World. The film is based in part on Moisher Oysher's life.

The film has been provided and restored with new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film.



Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096


$10 general admission; MFAH members, seniors, students with ID and JCC members receive a $2 discount.
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