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November Movies

Turner Classic Movies shows films with Jewish themes. The following is a list of related films showing this November.

Monday, November 2

12:00 AM        Great Dictator, The (1940)

A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.  Dir: Charles Chaplin  Cast:  Charles Chaplin, Paulette Godard, Jack Oakie.  BW-125 min


Thursday, November 5

7:00 PM          Grand Illusion (1937)

French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.  Dir: Jean Renoir   Cast:  Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim, Pierre Fresnay.  BW-113 min


Saturday, November 7

12:45 PM        Producers, The (1967)

A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career.

Dir: Mel Brooks   Cast:  Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars.   C-89 min


Sunday, November 15

4:30 PM          Funny Lady (1975)

Musical biography of Fanny Brice and her tempestuous marriage to showman Billy Rose.

Dir: Herbert Ross   Cast:  Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif.  C-138 mins


Thursday, November 19

1:45 AM          Ship of Fools (1965)

Passengers on a steam ship in the ’30s struggle with their tangled relations and the rise of Nazism.  Dir: Stanley Kramer   Cast:  Vivian Leigh, Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner,  Michael Dunn.  BW-150 min


Sunday, November 29

3:00 PM          Crossing Delancey (1988)

An aging woman hires a matchmaker to find her independent granddaughter a match.

Dir: Joan Micklin Silver   Cast:  Amy Irving, Peter Rieger, Reizl Bozyk.  C-97 min

Stitching History News

Stitching History From the Holocaust, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s originally curated exhibition, about Hedy and Paul Strnad and the loss of their talent due to the Holocaust continues to make news and receive accolades. The Museum received the prestigious History in Progress (HIP) Award from the American Association of State and Local History, one of three projects recognized nationally. The HIP Award is given at the discretion of the awards committee to those applying for the Award of Merit. It is for a project that is highly inspirational, exhibits exceptional scholarship, and/or is exceedingly entrepreneurial in terms of funding, partnerships, or collaborations, creative problem solving, or unusual project design and inclusiveness. We are thrilled that this exhibit met this high mark.

The Milwaukee Public Television-produced special about the making of Stitching History From the Holocaust has received some notable honors. You can see it here:

The video was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Programming – Program/Special/Series. The award winner will be announced on November 7. In addition, the episode came in first place for “Best Specialty Programming” from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. MPTV also received a Bronze Telly Award for “Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Cultural”. The Telly Awards honors film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. The 35th Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. We are so proud of this partnership and our colleagues at Milwaukee Public Television for expanding this story.

The exhibit itself will start traveling this spring. It will open at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York in April 2016. This museum will be an especially poignant site for the exhibit, as it overlooks Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty—two of the landmarks of American immigration, from which Paul and Hedy Strnad were denied entry. The exhibit will then move to the School of Human Ecology in at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in September of 2016 and then to the Jewish Museum of Florida at Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida.