Sunday, August 16, 3:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission
Even more fun than a lecture … get ready for the movie by drawing your own scenes of Jewish cartoon characters.
Sunday, August 16th at 5:30 p.m.
Location: JMM orientation space
Second in our FREE movie series JMM Features is An American Tail. This classic animation follows the story of Fievel a young Russian mouse, who while emigrating to the United States, gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Join us before the feature to try your hand at creating your own cartoon.
Sunday, August 23rd at 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Greg Metcalf, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Included with Museum Admission
Dr. Greg Metcalf will present an overview of the changing image of Jews in American film from the immigrant outsider, religious and secular, through periods of assimilation, anti-Semitism, co-option and self-questioning. Key films he will discuss include The Jazz Singer (1927), the Marx Brothers’ Animal Crackers (1930), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), The Pawnbroker (1964),The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Annie Hall (1977).
Dr. Greg Metcalf teaches the Jewish American Experience on Film and Jewish Humor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Judaic Studies Program.