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HOUSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Lecture “The American Jewish Story through Cinema”

Presented by Eric A. Goldman, author and professor of cinema, Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

In an industry strongly influenced by Jewish filmmakers, the complex and evolving nature of the American Jewish condition has had considerable impact on American cinema and, in particular, how Jews are reflected on the screen. By analyzing select mainstream films from the beginning of the sound era until today, this groundbreaking study uses the medium of cinema to provide an understanding of the American Jewish experience over the last century. A book signing follows.

Eric A. Goldman is a professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is a film educator who lectures on Yiddish, Israeli, and Jewish cinema, and is founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a distributor of Jewish film.