Our Annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture/ THE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON!


Sunday, March 18th, 3:30pm, THE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON! Celebrating the 90th Birthday of a Jewish-American Classic Sunday, March 18th,3:30 pm.  Did you know that the original "Jazz Singer", starring Al Jolson, was Hollywood's first talking motion picture? Did you know that Danny Thomas, Jerry Lewis and Neil Diamond starred as "Jazz Singers" as well? What is the enduring allure of this story? Watch Jerry Lewis' 1959 50-minute NBC performance of the Jazz Singer, as well as clips from other incarnations of this Jewish American classic, and discuss its significance with our guest speaker!  Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Goldman

Dr. Eric Goldman, professor of Cinema Studies at Yeshiva University, is a much sought-after lecturer on Jewish film. Dr. Goldman has served as a member of the Educational Advisory Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His most recent book is The American Jewish Story through Cinema" (University of Texas Press).


Come, Learn & Enjoy!

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