Lunch & Learn: Jewish Humor Goes to the Movies

Feb/11 12:15 pm -
Feb/11 01:45 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Lunch & Learn - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Jewish Humor Goes to the Movies

The important influence of the Jewish people on film comedy is the subject of this informative and entertaining program. Spanning the history of the cinema, from silent pictures to contemporary times, “Jewish Humor Goes to the Movies” showcases such legends as Molly Picon, The Marx Brothers, Barbra Streisand, Mel Brooks and many others in laugh-out-loud film clips while each performer’s Jewish roots are discussed in a refreshing and fun-filled way. Presented by Irv Slifkin, film critic, historian and Temple University professor.  Laugh it will do you some good! 

Tuesday, February 11
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

$20 by January 30; $25 starting January 31
(includes lunch)
Sold out.

Irv Slifkin teaches communications and film at Temple University and Rowan College. He is the author of the books “Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City’s Movies” and “Groovy Movies: Far-Out Films of the Psychedelic Era.” Along with writing for many publications and lecturing at many libraries and synagogues in the area,  he was a producer on the documentary series “Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time,” which premieres in April 2020 on Amazon and other streaming outlets.  

Adult Continuing Education at Gratz College is supported in part through the generosity of Martin and Regina Horden, in honor of Jack M. Horden.