As in the US, filmmakers from Jewish backgrounds were central in creating popular culture in 1920s-30s Germany, Poland and Hungary. Join us for a lively discussion about “Jewishness” and its meaning in popular culture in Central Europe between the wars and the screening of a rarely seen Hungarian romantic comedy, A Borrowed Castle (1937, dir. Ladislao Vajda), newly subtitled in English for the first time. With authors, critics and scholars J. Hoberman, Ofer Ashkenazi, and Anna Manchin. Noah Isenberg, moderator.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Balassi (Hungarian) Institute, Goethe-Institute NY and Polish Cultural Institute.
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