The Anne Frank Center USA and Main Street Films Announces "The Pin," a Holocaust Story Premier Film

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"The Pin," a Yiddish language Holocaust Story film, will premier on Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 at 7 pm at the Anne Frank Center in New York.

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Main Street Films is proud and honored to partner with The Anne Frank Center for such a special event. We believe this is an important film and excited to share it with the communities across the United States. - Craig Chang, President Main Street Films.

The Anne Frank Center USA proudly announces the exclusive premier of "The Pin." The screening will take place on Tuesday, October 22, from 7 pm to 10 pm. located at 44 Park Place, New York, NY 10007.

Prior to the film screening, director/writer Naomi Jaye, producer Daniel Bekerman, as well as cast members Grisha Pasternak (Jacob) and Milda Gecaite (Leah), will address the audience in a question and answer format. A reception will follow the film with the cast, director and producer. Seating is limited and reservations are required by going online or calling The Anne Frank Center USA at 212-431-7993. Tickets are $10.

"The Pin" is shot predominantly in Yiddish (with English subtitles). It was very important for Naomi Jaye, writer/director, to create a film that was authentic as possible. The story is set in Lithuania circa 1941. Jaye explains, "Yiddish was the only realistic option. "The Pin" is the first Yiddish film ever shot in Canada and the second Yiddish language film shot in North America in the last 70 years."

The Story
An embittered elderly Shomer, a religious watchman responsible for guarding the souls of the dead before their burial, comes face-to-face with his long lost first love Leah when her dead body is wheeled into the morgue one fateful night.

Time melts as he relives their days and nights spent hiding in a barn in Lithuania, fighting for survival as World War II rages around them. Brought together in extreme circumstances, what starts as mistrust develops into love, marriage and ultimately murder. In the end, the Shomer is able to find peace after a lifetime of regret by fulfilling a promise he made to the young Leah on their last night together.

National Opening
NY Lincoln Center October 25th
LA Royal October 25th
Other major cities including Chicago, Toronto, Seattle and Houston.

National Film Festivals
New Hampshire Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival
Atlantic Film Festival
Ojai Film Festival

About The Anne Frank Center USA

Otto Frank, Anne's father, founded the Center in 1977. The Anne Frank Center honors the life of Anne Frank and her diary by making it a living history lesson of the consequences of anti-Anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred and intolerance. The Center reaches out to young people throughout New York City and to museums and libraries across the US and Canada with her powerful story in order to educate people about current issues of religious, ethnic, and racial hatred around the world. Additionally, the Center distributes traveling exhibits throughout North America, offers permanent and current exhibits in its New York City Gallery, as well as programs, lectures, and films to students and the community.

The Anne Frank Center USA is a non-sectarian, non-profit educational organization created under IRS Code 501(c) (3).

About Main Street Films

Established in 2007, Main Street Films is an independent entertainment company and has emerged as one of the industry’s most exciting film finance, development, acquisition, production, distribution, VOD and home entertainment driven ensembles. Main Street Films focuses on creating high quality films across multiple genres for diverse audiences within the global entertainment space. Main Street Films releases Mike Newell’s highly acclaimed version of Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" on November 8th, the first Yiddish language project in North America for 70 years, "The Pin" on October 25th. Coming soon is "Bronx Bull", based on the best-selling autobiography about boxing legend Jake La Motta and starring William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore and Penelope Anne Miller.

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