If you saw The Artist, you experienced what it’s like to watch a silent movie in a theater. It’s so quiet you can hear the woman seven rows back chewing her popcorn. The silence and concentration necessary to enjoy a silent film demonstrate the level of focus that should be given to all films. Motl Mendl gets what we mean. In Travelling Light, Mendl is fascinated by the silent images that appear on his father’s cinematograph. Through his passion for film, he finds a new way to tell a story and uses his camera to focus on the Jewish community in which he lives. The play is a tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who played a major role in Hollywood’s golden age at the turn of the 20th Century.
Fri., Feb. 24, 1 p.m., 2012