The Jazz Singer
Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge St., Manhattan)
See a landmark film at a landmark site. In a story that could have happened on Eldridge Street, Al Jolson plays Jakie Rabinowitz, son of a cantor who wants to be a jazz singer against the wishes of his observant father. This classic 1927 film was the first feature-length Hollywood “talkie” and brought Jewish culture to a popular audience. Eldridge Street Scholar-in-Residence Regina Stein will introduce the film.