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UCLA TO HOST PREMIERE SCREENING OF AUSTERLITZ AND THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY















Sergei Loznitsa


LOS ANGELES -- A premiere screening of Austerlitz and The Old Jewish Cemetery, by Sergei Loznitsa (Ukrainian Filmmaker) will get under way at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 27 at the James Bridges Theater.

With the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles Film Forum will welcome acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa, to UCLA for the L.A. premiere of his latest feature-length documentary, Austerlitz, an astute, if unsettling, observation of tourists at the site of the Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen.

 As a prelude, we also present the L.A. premiere of The Old Jewish Cemetery (2014), a short documentary that ponders Jewish memory -- and its erasure -- in Riga, Latvia. Devoid of commentary and composed with both precision and candor, the films together offer a provocative rumination on Holocaust memory in the present.  

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker, facilitated by UCLA scholar of post-Soviet culture, David MacFadyen. This event is free and open to the public.

The event will be presented by the Los Angeles Filmforum, UCLA's Documentaries at Work and  co- sposonred by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, UCLA World Arts and Culture/Dance Dpartment, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Department of Slavic, Eastern European Languages & Cultures, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, International Documentary Association.

For more series/event information, call (323)377-7238. For directions and parking information
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UCLA TO HOST JOSEPH & THE GENESIS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS SEMINAR SERIES














Lauren Monroe

LOS ANGELES -- Joseph and the Genesis of Ancient Israel Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series, headed up by Lauren Monroe (Cornell), will get under way at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at UCLA 314 Royce Hall.

Joseph stands out as distinct among his brothers, first, for the sheer space allotted to him in the book of Genesis. This alone suggests something different about the figure of Joseph from a literary historical standpoint, and raises the question of the socio-historical circumstances that underlie his representation.
 
Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department. To RSVP please email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu or call (310) 267-5327


UCLA CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES TO HOST SOUTHERN ITALIAN JEWISH LEGACY


LOS ANGELES – Memory and Continuity of the Southern Italian Jewish Legacy Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies led by Fabrizio Lelli (University of Salento, Leece) will get under way at
4 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at UCLA 314 Royce Hall.
 
At the University of Salento, in the region of Apulia in Southeast Italy, Lelli studies the history of Apulian Jewish culture and its major intellectual achievements in the late Middle Ages. He also concentrates on written and oral testimonies of former Jewish refugees, who at the very end of WWII resided in the United Nations transit camps that were established in the region of Apulia.

In this talk, Lelli will focus on this extraordinary spiritual rebirth of contemporary Judaism, by comparing it with other intellectually significant phases of Apulian Judaism in the past.  The event is sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies with the support of the UCLA Department of Italian, Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.

Pre-registration is required. To RSVP please email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu or call (310) 267-5327.

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