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Carl Laemmle | National Center for Jewish Film's Annual Film Festival 2019

Museum of Fine Arts

Wednesday • May 15

Clock Icon 7:30 PM
Money Icon $13 - $15. $15 general admission $13 student, senior
Location Icon Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Event Details

Q&A with Brandeis Prof. Thomas Doherty, author Hollywood & Hitler


A pioneering mogul of early cinema, Carl Laemmle founded
Universal Pictures in 1912. Under Laemmle, Universal was pure innovation and gamble, producing hundreds of comedies, westerns, and monster movies (Phantom of the OperaFrankensteinDracula). He helped establish Hollywood as the world's movie capital and beat back Thomas Edison's monopolization of the industry. He hired women directors and gave many Hollywood legends their starts, including Walt Disney and John Ford. But his legacy extends far beyond movies: Laemmle, a German émigré, rescued more than
300 Jewish families from Nazi Germany. An absolute must for cinema lovers!

Dir: James L. Freedman | USA | 2018 | 91m | English

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