The Toronto Jewish Film Foundation is proud to be part of Shine a Light on Antisemitism, a North American initiative taking place during the month of December to harness a communal expression of solidarity to call out and combat antisemitism.
TJFF PRESENTS A FILM MASTERCLASS WITH DR. ERIC GOLDMAN
December 4th at 7pmEST A 75-minute online presentation followed by Q&A
Since World War II, Hollywood filmmakers have repeatedly, though often reluctantly, explored the hate that will not die. Some, particularly members of the North American Jewish Establishment, were fearful that raising the issue might cause greater harm than good.
The issue of antisemitism as subject for cinema has always been hotly contested. How have these explorations changed over time? Most recently, filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Lynn Novick, Sarah Botstein, Ken Burns, Barry Levinson, and Spike Lee have stepped forward to use cinema to fight bigotry. Professor Eric Goldman’s in-depth examination of these films proves quite revealing.
BIOGRAPHY OF DR. ERIC A. GOLDMAN
Eric A. Goldman is adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and was co-host of a twenty-film series on “the Jewish experience in cinema,” broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies network. Dr. Goldman is founder of Ergo Media, a pioneer distributor of Jewish, Yiddish, and Israeli cinema. He currently hosts “Jewish Cinematheque” on JBS-TV, where he has interviewed over thirty-five artists involved in creating Jewish-subject films. He is the author of The American Jewish Story through Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2013) and Vision, Images and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present (Holmes & Meier, revised 2011).