Chicago Film Premiere: Finding Babel
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Perhaps the best proof of the relevance of historical dramas
Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. 75 years later, his grandson works to piece together the story of the grandfather he never knew, amid lingering traces of a turbulent history and modern-day conflicts in Ukraine and Russia today.
Andrei Malaev-Babel, Isaac Babel's grandson, will introduce the film and lead a post-show discussion.
This program is part of Sunday Cinema, in which 5 fascinating films about Jewish lives are shown over 4 Sundays in January and February. See spertus.edu/film to find out more.
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.
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