Film critic and author J. Hoberman will introduce Eleanor Antin's The Man Without A World. This fictional artifact recalls the historical formats of early silent films, the melodramatic style of Yiddish theatre, and the drama of 1920s German expressionist cinema. The story is an amalgam of silent film types, within which Antin explores the lost era of silent film history and the doomed world of Jewish life in Eastern Europe prior to the Holocaust.
This event is presented in partnership with the Center for Jewish History, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the International Center of Photography, in celebration of the related exhibition Roman Vishniac Rediscovered now on view at ICP through May 5.
Tickets are $15. $10 for ICP, CJH, and YIVO members.
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