Sharon Pucker Rivo

Sharon Pucker Rivo is a cofounder and executive director of the National Center for Jewish Film. She cocurated Yiddish Film between Two Worlds, the retrospective of Yiddish feature films that premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1991. Rivo received the first Annual Jewish Cultural Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in 1990.

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Yiddish Film in the United States

During the early half the twentieth century, feature films in the Yiddish language were produced in and around New York City. During the “Golden Age” of Yiddish film, 1936 to 1939, more than two dozen films opened in New York City to encouraging box-office income, only to be curtailed abruptly by the onset of World War II. The films capture the language and life-style, as well as the values, dreams, and myths of the world of Yiddish culture and immortalize some of the greats of the Yiddish theater.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sharon Pucker Rivo." (Viewed on August 17, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/rivo-sharon>.

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