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Joel Katz

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Co-Sponsored by the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Beyond Color: The Films of Joel Katz -- Strange Fruit

Individual Films: $8/$5 NMAJH & Scribe Members, and PJFF Supporter Subscribers
2-Film Package: $14/$8 NMAJH & Scribe Members, and PJFF Supporter Subscribers..
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Strange Fruit
(USA, 2002, 57 minutes) examines the alliance between American Jews and African Americans in the struggle for civil rights through the history of the famous anti-lynching song of the same name made famous by Billie Holiday.

Special guest speaker: Ruth Perlmutter, PJFF Artistic Director Emeritus.

Independent filmmaker Joel Katz makes films that expand upon micro-histories to examine broader themes of social history and race in America. His work has been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous other agencies. 

This program has been supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.

In conjunction with the special exhibition
Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges.


Beyond Color: The Films of Joel Katz -- White: A Memoir in Color
Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm at the Museum
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Joel Katz: Documentary Story Structure (Master Class)
Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 pm at Scribe Video Center (4212 Chestnur Street, Philadelphia)

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Event type:Films & Filmmakers