San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) recently announced their schedule for film screenings, from this month until May. Some of which will in conjunction with the CJM’s Free First Tuesdays Program, or simply just free with admission.
On March 5th, The CJM will be screening a documentary titled The Life and Times of Hank Greenburg. It about the baseball player on the Detroit Tigers who became the sport’s first Jewish star, and helped break down its social barriers along the way, including race. The screening is part of the museum Free First Tuesdays, as is the next one screened on April 2nd. 1990’s Paris in Burning is a chronicle of the 1980s African-American and Latino LGBT communities, as well as its drag ball culture. This screening will be in conjunction with the CJM’s the Kehinde Wiley exhibition. Screening one week later is Orchestra of Exiles, which chronicle’s one’s man’s effort in saving Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from elimination from the Nazis during WWII. It was directed by Oscar nominated Josh Aronson, and is presented in partnership with the Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra. This screening will be free with museum admission.
Screening on April 25th in celebration of its 30th anniversary is the influential hip-hop flick Wild Style, which gives an insight of the bubbling hip-hop culture, featuring such legends including Grandmaster Flash and Fab 5 Freddy. Like the Paris is Burning screening, this will also be in conjunction with the Kehinde Wiley exhibition. The Month of May brings the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) MFA screening on May 17th, and another Kehinde Wiley conjunction on May 19th, with the film Live and Become, which is about an airlifted Ethiopian boy, who is brought to Isreal during Operation Moses, and goes through some kind of culture shock.
Log on to www.thecjm.org for more information.