Isa Kremer Film


Isa Kremer

Women’s Media Group invites us to their screening of ISA: THE PEOPLE’S DIVA.

Date: Monday, January 18, 2010

Time: 7 PM

Location: Facets Multimedia on Fullerton

Cost: $10 per ticket

Press Release: 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. 

Produced by Lois Barr and WMG’s Maya Friedler. Distributed by Women Make Movies.

One Response to “Isa Kremer Film”

  1. chicagoyivo Says:

    Tzivi’s Update: Although I wasn’t able to attend the screening (due to my recent surgery), I received strong positive feedback about ISA.

    Chicago apparently has a strong local presence in this doc. In addition to Isa’s daughter (Toussia) and Chana Mlotek (YIVO music archivist), the list of those interviewed include Maynard Wishner (a Chicago YIVO board member), as well as Dr Irwin Weil of Northwestern plus fiddler Alex Koffman and composer/pianist Ilya Levinson (all of whom have participated in our Chicag YIVO Summer Festivals). Also, lots of Chicago organizations and individuals are listed among the backers.

    Footage apparently includes some Holocaust material, as well as solid European, Argentine and Israeli history. We will investigate the possibility of showing ISA again this summer.

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