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Exploring Jewish Film #1: To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Parkway Theatre, 5 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
$20/member; $25/guest

With Christopher Reed from Stevenson University.

Watch a feature-length movie with fellow cinephiles and participate in an enlightening discussion on the craft of cinema led by an expert. Light kosher snacks included.

German-Jewish √©migr√© Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1947) was so well-known in his day that the phrase “the Lubitsch touch” would immediately conjure the same image in people’s minds of brilliantly scripted, sophisticated comedies. Unlike prior films such as Trouble in Paradise (1932), Design for Living (1933), this one takes on the serious topic of Nazism, though with the same uproarious bite Lubitsch always employed. Professor Reed takes us on a deep dive into this masterwork of the Golden Age of Hollywood.