Monday, March 20, 2017

Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer (1986)

Academy Awards, USA 1987

Best Documentary, Features
Kirk Simon
Amram Nowak

Direct Cinema Limited
Directed by Amram Nowak
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A glimpse at the life of Yiddish writer Singer, still alive and kicking at 80 years old in New York City. He visits the same cafeteria which appeared in many of his stories. Later, he visits the neighborhood in Coney Island where he spent his first few years in America as a Polish immigrant. We also see him receiving the Nobel Prize in literature in Stockholm. Singer emerges as intelligent, friendly and with a great sense of humor. Brief, but thoroughly enjoyable.

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