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From “The Producers” to “Borat”: How Jews Portray Themselves in Cinema

Hosted By: Athens Jewish Film Festival

We may not be able to go to the movies these days, but we can certainly discuss different ways that Jews have portrayed various aspects of Jewish identity in film. Rabbi Linder and Zachary Friedman will cover questions such as: How is humor used? Are these particular portrayals “good for the Jews”? Do non-Jews see these films differently than Jews? A Q&A Session will follow the presentation.

These are the movies that will be discussed: Borat, Defiance, The Birdcage, The Producers (newer version with Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane), and A Serious Man. It is recommended that you watch some (or all!) of these prior to the program.

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