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Main Street Films Presents a Special Screening of the Critically Acclaimed Film, "The Pin" on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 Followed by a Q&A With Writer/Director Naomi Jaye at the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle, WA.

October 30, 2013


THE NEW YORK TIMES HAILS "THE PIN" (ONE OF THE ONLY YIDDISH NARRATIVE FEATURES TO COME OUT OF NORTH AMERICA IN OVER SIX DECADES) AS "UNADULTERATED...CONTEMPLATIVE...MAGIC." LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Films will be presenting the critically acclaimed film, "The Pin" on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 at the Sundance Cinemas Seattle followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Naomi Jaye. "The Pin" (presented with English subtitles) is one of the only Yiddish narrative features to come out of North America in over six decades. The screening begins at 7:00 p.m. both nights. Q&A will immediately follow the film. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

"The Pin" premiered in New York and Los Angeles last week to critical acclaim with the New York Times calling Writer/Director Naomi Jaye's vision "contemplative" and "deeply felt," while hailing Milda Gecaite's performance as "a revelation."

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Naomi Jaye, "The Pin" tells a moving story of love and loss, and regret and redemption, set amidst the dark and turbulent times of World War II. "It was very important for me to create a film that is as authentic as possible and given the time and location of the story, Lithuania circa 1941, Yiddish was the only realistic option," said Naomi Jaye, Writer/Director.

"I'm astounded by all the warm praise we've received," Jaye stated. "The film was a true labor of love, so it's quite rewarding and getting to view it with an audience is a very special experience."

The film is now playing in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Jacksonville, San Diego, and San Francisco. "The Pin" expands into additional theaters on November 8.

"We are extremely excited to share this unique, touching, important, and historic film with everyone," said Harrison Kordestani, President of Main Street Films. "'The Pin' isn't just a love story or a WWII's a story about humanity and redemption, and that's something that touches everyone."

The Sundance Cinemas Seattle are located at 4500 9th Avenue North East, Seattle, WA 98105.

What People Are Saying About "The Pin"

"Milda Gecaite is a revelation!" - New York Times, Miriam Bale

"An art house film with languid pacing and deliberate style." - The Times of Israel, Renee Ghert-Zand

"A moody, romantic drama." - The Jewish Standard, Miriam Rinn

"It questions whether sense and humanity can survive in a world transformed into a slaughterhouse." - Jewish Journal, Tom Tugend

"Jaye establishes a sensual rhythm, punctuated by moments of high tension." - The Jewish Standard, Miriam Rinn

"Unadulterated...contemplative...magic." - The New York Times, Miriam Bale

About "The Pin"

"The Pin" is a WWII story, a love story and a story about the human spirit and the struggle to find balance between oppression and tolerance, life and death, love and pain. Jacob works as a Shomer (a religious watchman responsible for guarding souls before their burial) when one night he comes face-to-face with his long lost love Leah, a girl he fell in love with during WWII. As Leah's body lays in the morgue, Jacob reminds himself of his brief but intense love affair with her and how they spent their days and nights hiding in a barn in Lithuania. Brought together in these extreme circumstances, what started as mistrust, develops into love, marriage, and ultimately murder. After a lifetime of regret, Jacob is given one final chance of redemption and to fulfill a promise he made to young Leah on their last night together.

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 and distributing 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, and one of the only Yiddish narrative features to come out of North America in over six decades, "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, Paul Sorvino, Tom Sizemore, and Penelope Ann Miller.

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