Advance Screening of


post film Q&A with

Director Joshua Weinstein

and TPH’s Marshall Fine

July 19th at 7:30pm



Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Although Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial.




About Joshua Weinstein

Joshua Z Weinstein is a director of photography whose work has shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, South by South West, and Tribeca Film Festival.

Recent credits include ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME (Tribeca), CODE OF THE WEST (SXSW / Sundance Artist Services), Morgan Spurlock’s INSIDE MAN (CNN), GIVE UP TOMORROW (Tribeca Audience Award / Tribeca Special Jury Prize), and THE GAMBLING MAN (PBS).

In 2012 Weinstein directed DRIVERS WANTED a feature documentary about a cab garage in Queens.  He also directed the films FLYING ON ONE ENGINE (SXSW) and I BEAT MIKE TYSON (HOT DOCS).

Weinstein has lectured on film at Duke, NYU, Vanderbuilt, and many others universities.  He is an alumnus of Boston Universitys College of Communication Film department and an alumnus of the CPB/PBS Producers Academy at WGBH.  Weinstein is based in New York City.