Smoke in the Reels.

Reb Epstein.
Reb Epstein.
Although Jean Epstein’s films are all but lost on today’s Jewish youth, his early 20th century Warsaw/Paris aesthetic and stylistic contributions are crawling all over those foppish Hebrew man-boys gliding through Union Square with cigs dangling from their mouths. Jean Epstein’s films are rarely screened. Many of his techniques, in fact, are so off the wall you wonder if the Ishbitzer Rebbe in nisgalgal in the nutjob. Today, Epstein is remembered as a filmmaker and theorist who sought to continuously examine the connection between the viewer and the cosmos. I say let’s examine the connection between the Shaagas Aryeh and this big-haired Wideboy.
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