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A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Eric Goldman:

Italy and Its Jews on Film

Some of Italy’s finest filmmakers, like Benigni, De Sica, Rosi and Visconti, have put forward narratives of Italian Jews, focusing mainly on the Shoah and the years before and after it. More often than not, they advanced the notion of Italian innocence, of “good” Italians like Pope Pius XII. But this narrative is slowly changing as today’s moviemakers reassess Italy’s wartime conduct and delve deeper into some of Italian Jewry’s more tragic stories, like the 1858 Mortara Case, now at the center of a movie by Marco Bellocchio. Films will be shown during the course with pauses for discussion.

Mondays, 6:15 – 9:00 PM
March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15

(This course skips March 18)
$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

OFFERED IN-PERSON

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

The Hans A. Vogelstein Course in Jewish History

Author of The American Jewish Story through Cinema, Dr. Eric Goldman cohosted the Turner Classic Movies series The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film. An adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University, he is currently completing a book on Israeli film and cohosts Jewish Cinematheque on JBSTV.

Mondays, 6:15 – 9:00 PM
March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15

(This course skips March 18)
$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Some of Italy’s finest filmmakers, like Benigni, De Sica, Rosi and Visconti, have put forward narratives of Italian Jews, focusing mainly on the Shoah and the years before and after it. More often than not, they advanced the notion of Italian innocence, of “good” Italians like Pope Pius XII. But this narrative is slowly changing as today’s moviemakers reassess Italy’s wartime conduct and delve deeper into some of Italian Jewry’s more tragic stories, like the 1858 Mortara Case, now at the center of a movie by Marco Bellocchio. Films will be shown during the course with pauses for discussion.

OFFERED IN-PERSON

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

The Hans A. Vogelstein Course in Jewish History

Author of The American Jewish Story through Cinema, Dr. Eric Goldman cohosted the Turner Classic Movies series The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film. An adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University, he is currently completing a book on Israeli film and cohosts Jewish Cinematheque on JBSTV.

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