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The Pawnbroker (film introduced by Professor Annette Insdorf) - LIB100/201 Approved!

The Pawnbroker (film introduced by Professor Annette Insdorf) - LIB100/201 Approved!

Date and Time:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

  • Loutit Lecture Halls » 102 - Lecture Hall

Description:

Grand Valley State University will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Sidney Lumet’s ground-breaking drama, The Pawnbroker, with a free screening and a lecture by film historian Annette Insdorf of Columbia University.

Based on Edward Lewis Wallant’s 1961 novel, The Pawnbroker (1964) is the story of Sol Nazerman, a concentration camp survivor whose traumatic memories are often triggered by the desperate people who come to his Harlem pawn shop. Starring Rod Steiger in an Academy-Award-nominated performance, The Pawnbroker is the first Hollywood film to examine the Holocaust from a survivor’s perspective.


Contact:

Professor Rob Franciosi, 616-331-3069, francior@gvsu.edu.

 


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