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After a marvelous reception in 2009 with the silent film His People, RJFF is pleased to offer another delightful silent film with live piano accompaniment by Rochester's own Philip Carli. One of the few American silent feature films to deal with life in a European shtetl, Surrender is filled with details of village life and Jewish customs. Based on the book "Lea Lyon" by Alexander Brody, the film's story unfolds on the eve of WWI in an Austrian village where the Chief Rabbi's daughter Lea, encounters Prince Constantine, a Russian officer. Lea's passion for the Prince and her concern for the lives of the villagers conflict with her father's views. In this plot-twisting melodrama about political and personal passions, it can be hard to separate the heros from the traitors.

Generously underwritten by Debby and Elliot Landsman.

Live piano accompaniment by Philip Carli.

OPENING DAY:
Sunday, July 25
2pm, Dryden Theatre


Director: Edward Sloman
Country: US
Running Time: 77 min.
Year: 1927
Genre: Silent, Narrative