This Tuesday, don’t miss out on a terrific summertime event brought to you by the Athens Jewish Film Festival!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
5pm - Light snacks hosted by The National
6pm - Screening of Elia Kazan’s Gentleman’s Agreement
Post-film discussion led by Ciné Executive Director, Gabriel Wardell
Gentleman’s Agreement is a 1947 controversial drama starring Gregory Peck, as recently widowed journalist, Phil Green. Green is asked to conduct research for a national magazine publisher on anti-Semitism and poses as a Jew. According to film critic, Hal Erickson, “Green experiences all manner of prejudice, the most insidious being the subtle, ‘gentleman’s agreement’ form of bigotry wherein anti-Jewish sentiments are merely taken for granted.” This poignant film, based on Laura Z. Hobson’s novel, was adapted by Moss Hart and nominated for eight Oscars and winning three for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm) and Best Director (Elia Kazan). 1 hr. 58 min.