The Ancient LawThe Ancient Law (E.A. Dupont, 1923, Germany, 133 minutes)*
*Live musical accompaniment from klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin
The first in a pair of SummerScape films exploring the Viennese culture that shaped the young Korngold, The Ancient Law is a silent drama about the son of a rabbi who leaves his life on a shtetl to pursue a career as an actor. This screening of the new Deutsche Kinemathek restoration will feature an original score performed live by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin.