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Character Day at NMAJH

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us to celebrate Character Day, the global initiative of filmmakers and Museum OPEN for Interpretation artists-in-residence Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg. Drop in throughout the day for screenings of their short films, including The Making of a Mensch, that focus on the science of character development, and participate in spotlight talks on the connections between Character Day, the Museum, and the special exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.

Films will include:
  • The Making of a Mensch (USA, 2015, 10 min)
  • Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (USA, 2011, 80 min)
  • The Tribe (USA, 2005, 18 min)
  • Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's Howl (USA, 2011, 3 min)
  • Technology Shabbats (USA, 2013, 5 min)

Free with Museum admission 
No advance registration required


10:30 am Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (USA, 2011, 80 min)

12:00 pm Short Films:The Making of a Mensch(USA, 2015, 10 min), The Tribe(USA, 2005, 18 min), Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's Howl(USA, 2011, 3 min), and Technology Shabbats(USA, 2013, 5 min)

1:00 pm Watch the Character Day LiveCast, live online, with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, international religious leader and former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, United Kingdom, on Moral Achievement (30 min) (Learn more about him here!)

1:30 pm Watch LiveCast with Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed., Pediatrician, CHOP, and Director of Health Services for Philadelphia’s homeless youth, Covenant House PA, on Fostering Resilience (30 min)

2:00 pm Short films: see above

3:00 pm Watch LiveCast with Martin Seligman, Ph.D., Director, Positive Psychology Center and Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, on The Pursuit of Happiness (30 min)

3:30 pm Watch LiveCast with Wanda M. Holland Greene, head of the Hamlin School in San Francisco, CA, on Teaching Girls to be Leaders (30 min)

4:00 pm Short films: see above

Spotlight Talks

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 Docent-led spotlight talks, beginning at the entrance to the special exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, will highlight the connections between Character Day and the exhibition.

Event type:Films & Filmmakers