Forest Hills resident Judy Schiller's new documentary “It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story,” will air Thursday, April 14th on THIRTEEN, New York’s public television station, at 10:30 PM, and it will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, April 19th at 4:30 AM ET.
“It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story” is a documentary about an elderly Jewish couple who look back at their childhoods on the Lower East Side of New York City and Eastern Europe, their courtship in Cuba, and their life together in New York. It features personal and archival photographs, poignant period footage and priceless home movies from the 1920's through 1950's.
The documentary is written, produced and directed by Judy Schiller. A native New Yorker, Schiller is a professional photographer, mainly working with musicians including Miles Davis. She began in film at Flying Dreams Productions and has worked at every major TV network in New York City. “It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story” is her directorial debut.
Schiller explains, “With Cuba so much in the news, the film is a timely one. It's a personal story about my parents and the story of how they fell in love. It is equal parts romantic tale and history lesson.”