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Stars of David

Stars of David Conference PosterStars of David: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema
A research conference organized by Film and Media Studies
and Jewish Studies at Arizona State University.

Download: Program (PDF) | Poster (PDF)

November 16-17, 2008
Free and open to the public.
To R.S.V.P., e-mail Jewish Studies or call (480) 727-6906.

Special thanks to Ken Smith for his support of this conference.


Sunday, November 16
Lattie F. Coor Hall, 170

7:00-10:00 p.m.
A Forgotten Masterpiece of American Jewish Cinema
Screening and Discussion of His People (1925)
Lester Friedman (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Screening and discussion is free and open to the community. No RSVP required.

Monday, November 17
Sessions: Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge (202)

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Hollywood Moguls During the Nazi Era
Thomas Doherty (Brandeis University)

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Jewish Immigrant Directors and their Impact on American Cinema
Catherine Portuges (University of Massachusetts)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
9/11 Imagery Through the Lens of Holocaust Imagery
David Sterritt (Christian Science Monitor)

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Memorial Union, Cochise (228)

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Who Was Buddy Love?: creen Performance and Jewish Experience
Murray Pomerance (Ryerson University)

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Assimilating Streisand: Too Much and Not Enough
Vivian Sobchack (University of California, Los Angeles)
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Chair: Lester Friedman
Panelists: Conference Presenters