Highlights from recently preserved Yiddish feature films will be screened and discussed. Produced in Europe and the United States between 1910 and 1948, the films showcase actors including Maurice Schwartz, Molly Picon, Solomon Mikhoels, Herschel Bernardi and Leo Fuchs. Excerpts from Yiddle with His Fiddle, Uncle Moses, Jewish Luck and Tevye will be shown to illustrate the history of this unique chapter of world cinema. All films have complete English subtitles. The films present the vibrancy and diversity of our Jewish cultural heritage.
February 21, 2018 @1:20- 2:25 pm
UC Santa Cruz
Free and open to the public
Sharon Pucker Rivo, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF), is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, where she teaches courses on Jewish Film and Film and the Holocaust. Professor Rivo began her career in television at WGBH-TV, Boston, where she became an award-winning film producer.
Professor Rivo has devoted herself to the collection, preservation and exhibition of films with artistic and educational value relevant to the Jewish experience and the dissemination of these materials to the widest possible audience. The NCJF provides programming consultation and research assistance to 7,000 filmmakers, artists, educators, curators and organizations. She travels worldwide to lecture and screen films at international film festivals and has been hosting the 2-week Boston-area Jewish Film Festival for 19 years.