UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM
invites you to participate in a series of JEWISH-THEMED FILMS, LIVE PERFORMANCES, POST-FILM DISCUSSIONS WITH LOCAL AND VISITING SCHOLARS, LECTURES AND MORE
Turn off the technology? Celebrate a secular (?) Sabbath? See a documentary by an advocate for the “National Day of Unplugging” about her love/hate relationship with technology and participate in a post-film discussion with a scholar of American Judaism and a computer programmer.
JFilm Showing: “Connected” Saturday March 17, 8:10 pm, Southside Works
Film Schmooze with Rachel Kranson (Religious Studies at Pitt) and Jamie Forrest
See a moving film about a complicated Israeli family whose lives are further complicated by the arrival home of their autistic son and participate in a post-film discussion with an autism researcher who is setting up autism research programs in Israel.
JFilm Showing: “Mabul (The Flood)” Sunday March 18, 4 pm, Southside Works
Film Schmooze with Marlene Behrman-Cohen (Psychology at CMU)
Especially for students: See a hit Israeli TV show about 30-something Modern Orthodox singles (an Israeli “Friends”?) and meet the director for lunch.
JFilm Showing: “Srugim” Monday, March 19, 7:30 pm, Southside Works
Meet the Director: Eliezer Shapiro Tuesday, March 20, 12-1:15 pm, Hillel-JUC
For more information, contact Carly Adelmann at Hillel-JUC
See a film about complex relationships across generations and participate in a post-film discussion with a Pittsburgh gerontologist.
JFilm Showing: “Restoration” Sunday March 25, 4 pm, Southside Works
Film Schmooze with Steven Albert (Public Health at Pitt)
Jewish Horror? See the first Israeli horror film, attend a post-film discussion with two scholars, hear a lecture by one of those scholars on the long history of Jewish “horror” literature.
JFilm Showing: “Rabies” Tuesday March 27, 7:30 pm, Southside Works
Discussion, following the film, with Adam Lowenstein (Film Studies at Pitt) and Jeremy Dauber (Columbia)
Lecture by Jeremy Dauber: “Frightening Jews” Wednesday March 28, 12-1:30 pm
Pitt Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning (free)
Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, German, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Film Studies, and Religious Studies at Pitt.
See a film about the incredible story of Sofia Cosima, pianist and survivor, and hear the director talk about the documentary and play piano.
JFilm Showing: “A Suitcase Full of Chocolate” Thursday March 28, 7:00 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Post-Film Lecture and Concert with Lincoln Mayorga, director and pianist
*film showings and discussions require paid admission: see www.JFilmPgh.org for information and pricing*