Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies, and the American Dream

The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Through clips, archival footage, home movies and commentary by critics such as J. Hoberman and author Neal Gabler, who wrote a book on the subject, this doc examines how Eastern European Jewish emigres shaped Hollywood's Golden Age and, by extension, American society. It focuses on a half-dozen moguls who ruled the studios and the themes they promoted: the outsider, the importance of family and community, patriotism and championing the underdog.

Summary by Sura Wood, SF/Arts Film/Video Curator

Event Info
Mar 03
Tuesday 1pm
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission, San Francisco
Info: 415 000-0000
Venue: 655-7800
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