The Film Catalogue
The Vigil

AFM 2019 Screening Schedule

ArcLight 1
Nov. 7 - 1:00 pm

AMC Santa Monica 2
Nov. 8 - 1:30 pm

AMC Santa Monica 5
Nov. 9 - 9:00 am

The Vigil

Horror | English, Yiddish | 88 minutes

Company

Elle Driver


Cast & Crew

Director

Keith Thomas

Producers

J.D. Lifshitz, Raphael Margules

Writer

Keith Thomas

Cast

Dave Davis


Synopsis

A visceral and terrifying supernatural horror film, set in a world audiences have never before experienced.

Set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighborhood, THE VIGIL follows Yakov, a former Hassid, as he accepts a position as a shomer, hired to “sit the vigil” and watch over the body of a deceased community member.
Having lost his faith, Yakov isn’t eager to go back to the insular religious community he only recently fled. But when Reb Shulem, a rabbi and confidante, approaches Yakov after a support group meeting and offers to pay Yakov to be the shomer for a recently deceased Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job.
Shortly after arriving at the dilapidated house, Yakov realizes that something is very, very wrong. This will not be a quiet vigil.


Completion Year

2019


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