Film Screening: 'The Pin (Di Shpilke)'

May 28, 2014

5pm, Doc Films.

Naomi Jaye, 2013: An elderly shomer, or religious watchman responsible for guarding the corpse before burial, comes face to face with the body of his first love, Leah. As he stands guard over the body, he relives the days and nights he spent hiding with Leah in a barn in Lithuania, fighting for survival as WWII raged around them. Brought together in these extreme circumstances, what starts as mistrust develops into love, marriage and ultimately murder in a setting both Edenic and traumatic. 
Yiddish with subtitles. The screening is free and followed by a video Q&A with the director.
People with disabilities who require assistance please contact Nancy Pardee at or (773) 702-7108.
Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Studies and the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies.