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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

" Footnote" A film screening and Panel Discussion for Academy Award Nominated Film

Description:
The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies and the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies present: Footnote (2011) Director/writer Joseph Cedar appears on a panel with Profs. Eric Zakim (SLLC), Bernard Cooperman (History) and Rachel Manekin (Jewish Studies) Eccentric father and son professors who have dedicated their lives to their works in Talmudic Studies, the father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. His son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field feeding on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity is exposed. Uriel, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his fathers achievements finally recognized but is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his fathers. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 5, 2012
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
6:30 PM
Room:
1120
Common Location Name:
Susquahanna
Web Address:
jewishstudies.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Debra Ann Kirsch The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies +1 301 405 4975 dakirsch@umd.edu jewishstudies.umd.edu
Ticket Information
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