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Movie Screening and Discussion: Exodus 1947

The 1960 Otto Preminger-directed blockbuster Exodus brought the story of the “aliyah bet” ship Exodus to world attention. Starring Paul Newman as the leader of the rescue action, the film depicted a larger-than-life hero who was determined to bring several thousand Holocaust survivors to “The Promised Land.”

This two-part event will feature a virtual presentation by East Bay International Jewish Film Festival Director Riva Gambert, who will share the true story of “Ari” (not his real name) and the ship’s mixed crew of Palestinian Jews and American former soldiers who hoped to sail a battered, vastly overcrowded ship from a French port to post-WWII Palestine despite Great Britain’s decision to hunt it down.


Admission including the film streaming and lecture: $10. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the first program begins which is the streaming of the film, we will email the Vimeo link and password you need to watch the film and the Zoom link to attend the online lecture on August 18. If you don’t see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add “notifications@wixevents.com” to your contacts list as well.

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