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Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties

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Atkinson Hall Auditorium

9500 Gilman Drive

San Diego, CA 92093

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Presented by the UC San Diego Holocaust Living History Workshop

Sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute New York | Berlin and Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts and the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts

With support from the African American Studies Minor program at UC San Diego

This event is part of the Year of German-American Friendship — Wunderbar Together — supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

Join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. in the Atkinson Hall Auditorium as Yale University professor and filmmaker Charles Musser considers the historical and contemporary perspectives of race relations in German and American cinema from the 1920s by examining The Ancient Law (1923) and The Jazz Singer (1927). A reception will precede the lecture, starting at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

During his lecture, Musser evaluates how each film addresses antisemitism as well as the burning question of the history of blackface as a theatrical convention. Musser is the author of numerous essays and books including, the award-winning title, The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907.

A panel discussion follows, moderated by Frank Mecklenburg (Leo Baeck Institute New York) with Deborah Hertz (UC San Diego), Paul Lerner (University of Southern California), and Cynthia Walk (UC San Diego).

For directions and parking information for this event, click here. All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to Atkinson Hall Auditorium is parking lot P502. For more information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

For more information about the event or help with registration, contact UCSDLibrary@ucsd.edu.

IMAGE: Marc Chagall, Tamar Daughter-in-Law of Judah from The Bible, 1960

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