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The Vigil

Released 2021
Distributor IFC Midnight

A supernatural tale of terror steeped in Jewish tradition and memories of the Holocaust, The Vigil stars Dave Davis as Yakov Ronen, a man charged with keeping watch over a deceased man who was interred at Buchenwald. Keith Thomas’s film premiered at 2019’s Toronto International Film Festival and was praised for its original approach and eerie atmosphere.

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About J. D. Lifshitz

J. D. Lifshitz is the co-founder and producing partner of Los Angeles based production and sales company BoulderLight Pictures. Their most recent credits include The Vigil (TIFF '19, SXSW '20), Becky (Tribeca '20), and Wild Indian (Sundance '21). BoulderLight's upcoming slate includes Rodney & Sheryl, to be directed by Chloe Okuno and starring Anna Kendrick, and The Cow, written and directed by Homecoming creator Eli Horowitz and starring Winona Ryder, Dermot Mulroney, and John Gallagher Jr.

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