I Want to Be A Boarder
Ikh Vil Zayn a Boarder

USA, 1937, 15 minutes, B&W
Yiddish with English subtitles
Produced & Directed by Joseph Seiden


RESTORED
with New English Subtitles by
The National Center for Jewish Film

Available as a bonus short with American Matchmaker




Synopsis
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A small classic of Yiddish absurdism (made from outtakes from the Joseph Seiden feature I Want to Be a Mother) showcases Leo Fuchs' comic virtuosity. Fuchs and Yetta Zwerling play a husband and wife who seek to reignite their marriage by pretending to be landlady and tenant in a flurry of comic role-reversals.

Selected Screenings
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Yiddish Film Festival at Yale University (2015)
Cinebeasts/Anthology Film Archive, New York (2012)
Pacific Film Archive (2009)
Vienna Jewish Film Festival, Vienna Film Archive (2008)
Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival (2002)
Miami Jewish Film Festival (1998)

NCJF Film Restoration
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Restoration was completed with funding from the American Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities

1986 Restoration © The National Center for Jewish Film
Additional Subtitles: Sylvia Fuks Fried
Technical Director: Robert Borowski
Titles: The Title Works
Laboratory: John E. Allen, Inc.
Sound: The Avedon Workshop
Print: The Casper Family

Also directed by Joseph Seiden
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God, Man and Devil

Great Cantors 2-Disc Set (Performances from The Voice of Israel)

Kol Nidre

The Living Orphan

Motl the Operator

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