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

58 mins | Documentary | 3 December 1986

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HISTORY

The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary (Feature) for the year 1986. The film also received a CINE (Council on International Nontheatrical Events) Golden Eagle award at the Montreal Film Festival in Aug 1986, and received a 1st Silver Sesterce at the Nyon International Documentary Film Festival in Switzerland in Oct 1986.
       The film was first broadcast ov the Public Television Service (PBS) on 6 Jul 1987.
       End credits cite the story "A Day In Coney Island" as being from the Isaac Bashevis Singer short story collection A Crown of Feathers.
       End credits also acknowledge: "Photographs reproduced courtesy of: Brooklyn Public Library; Municipal Archives of the City of New York; Museum of the City of New York; YIVO Institute; AT&T Corporate Archive," and, "Illustrations From: 'The Illustrated Edition of the Kabbalah by Saul Raskin.'" "Special Thanks" are also given to: "Alma Singer; Devorah Menashe; Rosalind Schwartz and Lucjan Dobroszycki of the YIVO Institute; The Seagate Association"
       The following notice also appears in end credits: "This program was made possible by grants from: The Lemberg Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; The National Endowment for the Arts In Association with WNET/13 and The ASDA Foundation, Consultin Producer for the ASDA Foundation: Muriel ... More Less

The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary (Feature) for the year 1986. The film also received a CINE (Council on International Nontheatrical Events) Golden Eagle award at the Montreal Film Festival in Aug 1986, and received a 1st Silver Sesterce at the Nyon International Documentary Film Festival in Switzerland in Oct 1986.
       The film was first broadcast ov the Public Television Service (PBS) on 6 Jul 1987.
       End credits cite the story "A Day In Coney Island" as being from the Isaac Bashevis Singer short story collection A Crown of Feathers.
       End credits also acknowledge: "Photographs reproduced courtesy of: Brooklyn Public Library; Municipal Archives of the City of New York; Museum of the City of New York; YIVO Institute; AT&T Corporate Archive," and, "Illustrations From: 'The Illustrated Edition of the Kabbalah by Saul Raskin.'" "Special Thanks" are also given to: "Alma Singer; Devorah Menashe; Rosalind Schwartz and Lucjan Dobroszycki of the YIVO Institute; The Seagate Association"
       The following notice also appears in end credits: "This program was made possible by grants from: The Lemberg Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; The National Endowment for the Arts In Association with WNET/13 and The ASDA Foundation, Consultin Producer for the ASDA Foundation: Muriel Peters." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
23 Dec 1986
p. 1, 6.
Los Angeles Times
4 Dec 1986
Section J, p. 13.
New York Times
28 Sep 1986
p. 69.
Variety
8 Oct 1986
p. 29.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Production of Amran Nowak Associates
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod
Exec prod
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Assoc ed
Asst ed
MUSIC
Mus comp and performed by
Clarinets
SOUND
Sd re-rec
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod assoc
Prod assoc
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Isaac in America
Release Date:
3 December 1986
Premiere Information:
New York Film Festival screening: 28 September 1986
Los Angeles opening: 3 December 1986
Copyright Claimant:
Amran Nowak Associates
Copyright Date:
8 December 1986
Copyright Number:
PA320301
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
gauge
16mm
Widescreen/ratio
1.85:1
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
2,150
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A portrait in words and pictures of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991), winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, who came to the U.S. from Poland in 1935 to avoid growing Nazi persecution of Jews. Singer first settled in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, and began writing in Yiddish for the Jewish newspaper, The Forward. ... +


A portrait in words and pictures of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991), winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, who came to the U.S. from Poland in 1935 to avoid growing Nazi persecution of Jews. Singer first settled in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, and began writing in Yiddish for the Jewish newspaper, The Forward. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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