|Running Time||91 MIN|
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Carl Laemmle is best known as the film industry pioneer who founded Universal Pictures. Among many artistic accomplishments, he made stars out of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, encouraged early women filmmakers, like Lois Weber, and gave promising filmmakers John Ford and William Wyler their start. After immigrating to America from Germany, Laemmle became a cinema owner, a film distributor and producer, and eventually moved to California where he built the first film studio – Universal City. Later, when faced with restrictions on Jewish immigration, he worked tirelessly to bring Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to America. At last, the kind-hearted maverick known as Uncle Carl is given his due.
|Guest||Director James Freedman (May 9 only)|