Sun, May 15|
Online via Zoom
AROUND THE WORLD WITH FRED ON "GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT"
Time & Location
May 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
One of our most popular series, Around the World with Fred, returns on May 15 with noted author and historian Fred Rosenbaum placing the film Gentleman's Agreement into its historic and societal context. While the movie's distributor will not allow us to stream it, you can rent it through various streaming providers that are listed here.
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Gentleman's Agreement won the Best Picture Oscar in 1947, beating out the similarly-themed movie Crossfire. Both films deal with antisemitism in America--the first to do so--with Crossfire released just a few months before Gentleman's Agreement. The film, stars Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and John Garfield. In it, Peck plays a non-Jewish journalist, David Green, who tells people that he is Jewish to investigate antisemitism in the U.S. Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront) directed this popular film from a screenplay by Jewish writer Moss Hart.
Admission: $7.00. Free for IJWC Year-round subscribers, who will receive complimentary registration. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the program begins, we will email the Zoom link you need to join the event. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add "email@example.com" to your contacts list as well.
Underwritten by Sandy & Dave Anderson, Marty Aufhauser, Beth Hoenninger, Jo-Ann & Arnold Jacobson, Susan & Moses Libitzky, Carol & Ken Ogren, Mary Ann & Hugh Winig, and Martha Ann & Sanford Wishnev.
Sponsored by EBIJFF.