OPENING NIGHT GALA of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: Carl Laemmle
Directed by James L. Freedman
Join us for a Gala Event celebrating the history of Hollywood and commemorating Yom Hashoah with a Premiere of Carl Laemmle, one of the key founders of the movie industry and an unsung hero.
We will also be honoring a special guest Hollywood legend, director PETER BOGDANOVICH (The Last Picture Show, Whats Up Doc, Paper Moon, Mask) with the Marvin Paige Hollywood Legacy Award!
Introduction and Yom HaShoah Commemoration by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Synopsis: He gave us make-believe monsters, and then saved people from a real one! Carl Laemmle is a documentary about the extraordinary life story of Carl Laemmle, the German-Jewish immigrant who founded Universal Studios and later fought to rescue over 300 Jewish families from Nazi Germany. Told through the interviews with family members, historians and luminaries including director Peter Bogdanovich; film critic/historian Leonard Maltin; Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal; and others, and with the voice of Carl Laemmle portrayed by actor Willie Garson.
Q&A writer/director James L. Freedman and special guests, moderated by Stan Taffel, classic Hollywood film historian
In partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Thursday, May 2
7:15 pm Doors open for red carpet, reception upon arrival Sponsored by Factors Famous Deli
8:00 pm Show begins
Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, Beverly Hills
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Some metered parking on Wilshire after 7 pm (free) and other area streets, meters on La Cienega after 6 pm (free) and a FREE BH municipal lot on La Cienega and Gregory after 4 pm (closes at 11 pm).
Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle (View)
8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!