Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF), this documentary takes a look at the life and death of Roy Cohn, the closeted, conservative American lawyer whose first job out of law school was prosecuting filmmaker Ivy Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Moving from the fifties—when he was also chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy—to the crooked deals and shady power brokering of the eighties that led Cohn to becoming the right-hand man and mentor of Donald J.…Find out more »
The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival will screen the 2019 documentary "The Rabbi Goes West." Film synopsis: "The Rabbi Goes West" centers on 34-year-old Chaim Bruk, an idealistic Chabad Rabbi who moves from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his unique brand of Judaism to the American West. As the founder of the state’s first Chabad Center, Chaim’s first order of business is to affix a kosher mezuzah onto every Jewish doorpost in Bozeman. While some families are eager…Find out more »
What is the relationship between artistic creation and the formation of home? How do immigrant communities produce and encounter public art in their new homes? This program delves into the ways immigrants use and appear in art connected to ideas of home. Local artists, scholars and activists will interact with artistic works to offer their reflections on the art of home.Find out more »
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