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Cinema Chats: Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us with Eric Goldman on exploring Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”: A Window into the Contemporary American Jewish Story.

Join us with Dr. Eric Goldman in a talk about Barry Levinson’s film, Avalon (1990). Inspired by a true story, the film follows the Krichinsky Family as they settle in Baltimore during the early 20th century, where they go through generational and cultural challenges in assimilating to life in America.

The program will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Lucy Shahar.

Dr. Eric Goldman is adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University. He curated and co-hosted a twenty-film series on “The Jewish Experience in Cinema” on Turner Classics movies in 2014 and currently is host of “Jewish Cinematheque” on the Jewish Broadcasting Service. His latest book is: “The American Jewish Story through Cinema.”

Avalon can also be streamed on Amazon Prime Video for $3.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.


March 24
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm