Keynote Address: Casablanca, the Refugee Question, and the Fateful Summer of 1938
Professor Noah Isenberg, New School
Presentation will include film clips from Casablanca
Noah Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York City, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. His recent book We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’: The Life, Legend, and the Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie, was published by W.W. Norton in February 2017 (and in November 2017 by Faber & Faber in the UK and by Europa in Hungarian translation, in Hungary). He is also the author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), which the New York Times hailed as “a page turner of a biography” and was selected by the Huffington Post among its Best Film Books of 2014.
The program includes a candle-lighting ceremony with Holocaust survivors, escorted by Queens College students, each of whom makes a commitment to combat anti-Semitism and hatred. In addition, there will be a multicultural invocation and audiovisual and musical interludes.
For additional information on this series, please call 718-997-5730 or 718-997-4530. Free parking in Lot 15 on Reeves Avenue (behind the Music Building).
Presented by the Resnick Family and Sinai Chapels, Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY.
Organized by Queens College’s Center for Jewish Studies, the Queens Jewish Community Council, and others.