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Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: Jewish Memories of Pittsburgh's Hill District

Event information

September 30, 2020
7:00 PM

Location
Online
Cost:
Free; advance registration required.
Description:
The Frick is excited to host a screening of Pittsburgh filmmaker Ken Love’s latest work, a documentary that explores the lives of the Jewish immigrants who came to Pittsburgh from Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century and settled in the Hill District, becoming part of a multi-ethnic community that included African Americans, Italians, and Eastern Europeans. Through historical photographs, original paintings, and personal memories, the documentary presents a vivid picture of the sights, sounds, joys, and struggles of a vibrant community. Interviewees include distinguished journalist and Pittsburgh Courier city editor Frank Bolden, the late Pittsburgh mayor Sophie Masloff, and forensic pathologist  Dr. Cyril Wecht, among others. The documentary runs for one hour, and will be followed by a panel discussion with Ken Love, historian Barbara Burstin, Ph.D., and Henry Shapiro, who composed the film’s musical score. 
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: <i>Jewish Memories of Pittsburgh's Hill District</i>
This program is offered free to all participants through the generous support of Frick Societies donors. Learn more about The Frick Societies and how you can support free educational and community programming for all here.

Read more about the film from the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteand Barbara Burstin and Laurence Glasco.

Barbara Burstin's biography of Mayor Sophie Masloff is available from the Frick Museum Store.
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