PJ GRISAR ZOOMS IN FROM THE FORWARD:

A NEW FORM OF MOVIES—TELLING PERSONAL JEWISH STORIES

Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 PM

Zoom meeting credentials

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Think about famous Jewish movies—ExodusFiddler on the RoofShindler’s ListBlazing SaddlesGentleman’s Agreement and Inglorious Basterds. Films with Jewish themes and elements about Israel, Holocaust, and immigration. Now this year Tom Stoppard, Steven Spielberg, James Gray and the Laemmle family have all created works that tell their Jewish stories as American Jews.

PJ Grisar writes about culture for the Forward. He will describe how what was once the rare autobiographical American Jewish film like Barry Levinson’s Liberty Heights or the Coen Brothers A Serious Man have become so pervasive and acclaimed this year.

Grisar who covers all media finds the influence of Jewish elements throughout American culture. Join us.