8 2017

Holocaust Humor as Comedy's Ultimate Taboo

9:00AM - 11:00AM  

Arnold Hall 96 Wentworth Street


Contact Mark Swick

Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein will lead a discussion about her recent acclaimed film, The Last Laugh (2016), while showing clips that disprove the idea that there is nothing left to say about the Holocaust. Pearlstein’s presentation will leave you both laughing and appreciating the importance of humor even in the face of events that make you want to cry. Pearlstein will discuss the uncomfortable questions about just how free speech can really be. The Last Laugh will be screened, for free, on Monday, October 9 at 7PM in Arnold Hall.

Ferne Pearlstein is a filmmaker based in New York City. A graduate of Stanford University’s Master’s Program in Documentary Film, the International Center of Photography, and the University of Michigan, she is a prize-winning cinematographer, feature film editor, and writer/director whose work has won numerous awards and has been screened and broadcast around the world.

Sponsored by the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies

Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program