3 2013

Jews on Screen: Treasures from the National Center for Jewish Film

9:00AM - 11:00AM  

Jewish Studies 96 Wentworth St.

Contact Mark Swick

Since the birth of film over 100 years ago, Jewish characters and Jewish life have been depicted on screen. Dispersed around the world, Jews have been variously represented in a diverse body of film material. For 36 years, The National Center for Jewish Film has been collecting, restoring, and disseminating various forms of film that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish life around the globe. Sharon Pucker Rivo will provide a peek into the archive vaults and view clips of rare films from the Center’s collections. Sharon Pucker Rivo, co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Jewish Film, is on the faculty at Brandeis University where she teaches courses on “Jewish Film” and “Film and the Holocaust.” Sharon is recipient of awards from The National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Ohio State University, The Vilna Shul, Boston and Rochester JCCs, and most recently the Boston Society of Film Critics. Sharon has been invited to lecture at venues worldwide – including theAustrian Film Archive in Vienna and the 92nd Street Y in New York City.