The History of Antisemitism: “Gentleman’s Agreement” with Cecilia Peck and Claudine Stevens
Hosted By: The Museum of Jewish Heritage-- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
In their presentation “Gentleman’s Agreement: Hollywood’s Stand Against Anti-Semitism,” documentary director Cecilia Peck and film historian Claudine Stevens will bring to life the struggles and achievements of creating the groundbreaking Oscar-winning film. Seventy-five years ago, Gentleman’s Agreement bravely crossed a line to become a critically acclaimed, top-grossing film that exposed antisemitism in New York and Connecticut.
Cecilia will give personal insights into her father, Gregory Peck, and his commitment to the film and the world of cinema. Claudine will discuss the background of the film and reveal inside stories about the adaptation of the screenplay from a novel that had its roots in Nazi Germany and was a protest to actions of the United States House of Representatives.
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