Additional Screenings at The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
Order tickets to these screenings through The Jewish Museum: by phone 212.423.3337, in person at The Jewish Museum Lobby Admissions Desk, or online.
Rachel Talbot, US, 2006; 85m
This documentary looks at funny Jewish women across three generations including Yiddish theater doyenne Molly Picon, vaudeville star Fanny Brice, the red-hot Sophie Tucker, stand-up celebrity Joan Rivers, Saturday Night Live’s Gilda Radner and playwright Wendy Wasserstein. In addition, comediennes Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman and others gather at Katz’s Delicatessen to gab about these six pioneers.
Director Rachel Talbot in attendance Tue Jan 22: 3:00pm Tue Jan 22: 6:30pm
Praying with Lior
Ilana Trachtman, US, 2007; 87m
As Lior Liebling, a young man with Down syndrome, prepares for his bar mitzvah, he inspires his congregation with his passionate embrace of God. He is, by turns, a burden, a best friend, an inspiration and an embarrassment, depending on which family member you ask. Ilana Trachtman’s intimate documentary challenges viewers to rethink the relationship between disability and divinity. Tue Jan 15: 3:00pm Tue Jan 15: 6:30pm* * The 6:30 pm screening of Praying with Lior will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the questions of disability and community within diverse religious traditions.
- William Gaventa, Master of Divinity, Associate Professor and Director of Community and Congregational Supports at The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
- Rabbi Dan Grossman, Adath Israel Congregation.
- Kristin Zahra Sands, professor at Sarah Lawrence College and the author of the article "Caring for the Ill" in Voices of Islam (Praeger 2007).
- Faye Ginsburg, David B. Kriser Professor, Anthropology, Director, Graduate Program in Culture and Media, Director, Center for Media, Culture & History New York University and Vice-President, Familial Dysautonomia Foundation.