Sid Yiddish Documentary

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Portland Rising Film Festival says
In the months before his 50th birthday and in the aftermath of an appearance on network TV, Chicago punk performance poet Sid Yiddish looks to the public for greater acceptance while he works to reconcile his bohemian persona with a tormented past.


Sid Yiddish Documentary is a short documentary about a recovering manic depressive whose discovery of performance art saved him from the brink of suicide. Sid may very well be Chicago’s best-studied Tuvan throat singer, and his improv symphonies are well-known underground. He even recently appeared alongside Nick Cannon on national TV, auditioning for America's Got Talent.

As his 50th birthday draws near, Sid (along with his closest friends and fellow performers) reflects on the journey that turned Charles Bernstein, reporter, into Sid Yiddish, performer. The director draws on live performance footage, interviews and situational material to sketch a portrait of a man caught between two lives: Only if Sid can reconcile his past with his present will his 50th birthday party be a success.
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By: Portland Rising Film Festival

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