The Ancient Law is an important piece of German-Jewish cinematic history, contrasting the closed world of an Eastern European shtetl with the liberal mores of 1860s Vienna. With its historically authentic set design and ensemble of prominent actors – all captured magnificently by cinematographer Theodor Sparkuhl – The Ancient Law is an outstanding example of the creativity of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany. Live music by Don Sosin, a well-known and highly talented accompanist for silent films, and Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Klezmatics, will accompany the film. Violinist/composer Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has worked with violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Debbie Friedman and Chava Albershteyn. Donald Sosin composes and performs silent film music for festivals all over the US, Europe and China. A composition graduate of U. of Michigan and Columbia, Donald currently plays at venues and festivals in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Italy. Donald worked on Broadway for many years, and writes and arranges for TV, radio and video. Cost: $15 Members, $20 Friends of Temple. $5 more at the door.