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Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema

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Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema

May 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This program is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

MamaDrama AZ Jewish Historical SocietyPeople of all faiths are welcome to join this documentary screening and discussion at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society in Phoenix.

“The Jewish mothers that I know and love are sexy, smart, and strong, but I have never seen this mother in Hollywood movies, and I set out to find out why.” – Filmmaker Monique Schwarz

Jewish mothers are the most easily maligned image of Jewish women found in movies and television today – The caricature of the overbearing, emasculating, long suffering mother ever-ready with mountains of food. Australian director Monique Schwarz takes a funny, penetrating look at how the loving and affectionate portrayals in early Yiddish and Hollywood silent movies developed into the Jewish Mother of modern Hollywood and, conversely, the more flesh and blood characterizations in contemporary Israeli cinema.

FREE – RSVP to: lbell@azjhs.org or call 602-241-7870

 

Details

Date:
May 12, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Phone:
602-241-7870
Email:
lbell@azjhs.org
Website:
https://www.azjhs.org/

Venue

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
122 E Culver St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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