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Hollywood and Censorship
From the earliest days of motion pictures in America, bluenose reformers accused the film industry of poisoning the minds of its viewers with scenes of illicit sex and wanton violence.
With the use of film clips, we will explore how the push for film censorship led to the 1934 Production Code Authority, the near erasure of Jewish characters in American films and the prohibition of movies that explored what was happening in The Third Reich.
This course is in partnership with The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
Watch the film Trumbo on Oct 9 at Village Theater in Danville.
This course will be available to registered students at no extra charge via Adobe Connect online distance learning. Students may attend live in the classroom, live online or anytime via recording.
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Wednesdays, November 2 - December 7 (no class 11/23)
7:30 - 9:00 pm
$50 for members
|Nov 02||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||B'nai Shalom||Riva Gambert|
|Nov 09||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||B'nai Shalom||Riva Gambert|
|Nov 16||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||B'nai Shalom||Riva Gambert|
|Nov 30||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||B'nai Shalom||Riva Gambert|
|Dec 07||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||B'nai Shalom||Riva Gambert|
Congregation B'nai Shalom
74 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Riva Gambert served on the staff of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay both as Director of its Israel Center and Senior Director of Community Programs. She is Director of the 2016 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. A frequent lecturer on Israel and film-related topics, Riva lived in Rehovot, Israel for several years before moving to California.