Thursday, January 2, 2014

HAG: The Story of the Hasidic Actors Guild - A Mockumentary


You've probably heard of SAG -- the Screen Actors Guild. But how about HAG -- the Hasidic Actors Guild? At first we didn't believe that it's real, and after doing some Googling we're pretty sure that it's not real. 

But it is a figment of the imagination of Richard (Yisrael, Izzi) Lifschutz, an actor who has had bit parts in Hollywood movies about Hasidim. Two years ago Lifschutz invented the Hasidic Actors Guild in order to create a mockumentary film about it.

The film had a flurry of popularity at its release, and even got some favorable reviews. We couldn't find it playing anywhere now, nor could we find a DVD. But we did find a four minute trailer for the film, and we think it's funny enough to share with you today.

Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)