National Center for Jewish Film’s Jewishfilm.2014 – “Natan”

May 4, 2014 $12.00

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Why isn’t Bernard Natan (1886-1942) remembered as one of the giants of French cinema? A pioneering filmmaker and entrepreneur who dominated French cinema in the 1920s and 1930s, Natan formed the Pathe-Natan film studio, produced 65 films, built 50 theaters, and brought early sound, color and cinemascope to France. In 1938, fueled by antisemitism, Natan was felled by accusations of fraud and claims that he had produced silent-era pornography. In the end. he was stripped of his French citizenship and sent to his death at Auschwitz. This riveting documentary is essential viewing. Indiewire Critic’s Choice  (Note: adult images)

Special Guest: Thomas Doherty, Brandeis Professor & Author Hollywood & Hitler

Director: David Cairns & Paul Duane | Ireland | 2013 | 66m | English & French w/ English subtitles

 preceded by

Cohen on the Telephone

NCJF New Digital Restoration – 85th Anniversary Screening

In this early sound short, comedy is rung from Cohen’s heavy accent and his unfamiliarly with the new-fangled phone. (USA, 1929, 9m, Director: Robert Ross)

CO-PRESENTED BY: Sarnat Center for the Study of Anti-Jewishness at Brandeis University; Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies at Brandeis University

Screening as part of 
The National Center for Jewish Film’s 
17th Annual Film Festival
May 1-11



Event Location: West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, 02465

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