The Vigil



IFC Center Fri, Jan 1, 1971 12:00 PM
Online Screening Fri, Feb 26 12:00 AM
THE VIGIL is available to stream starting Feb. 26.
Film Details
Running Time:90
Director:Keith Thomas
Writer:Keith Thomas
Producer:Raphael Margules
JD Lifshitz
Adam Margules
Cast:Dave Davis
Fred Melamed
Menashe Lustig
Malky Goldman
Lynn Cohen
Accessibility:Closed Captioning


Tickets on sale Fri Feb 26 - click here to purchase a ticket to THE VIGIL!

Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight “shomer,” fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed’s dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Keith Thomas, immediately following the film.