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December ‘Thirds-day’ / Film Screening

Date(s) - Thursday, December 20th
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

dsc0801-version-2Did you know on the Third Thursday of each month, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open late? That’s right – we stay open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits! We also feature films that tell the story of the Hollywood Blacklist.

In December, we are screening Salt of the Earth with an introduction by Raul Galvan, Ph.D., Manager of Program Production at Milwaukee PBS. Salt of the Earth is a 1954 American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. Galvan will address why the writer, director and producer were all blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment.

Salt of the Earth centers on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as “Delaware Zinc,” and the setting is “Zinctown, New Mexico.” The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film.

Raul Galvan has worked in video production for 44 years, including work in commercial and public TV and in sports and entertainment. He has taught at several universities and has been the Manager for Program Production at Milwaukee PBS since 2001. In 2001, he earned a Ph.D. in Global History from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Film screening begins at 5:30 pm
Cost: Museum Admission | Members FREE

Offered in connection with Blacklist: Hollywood’s Red Scare, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, October 12, 2018 – February 10, 2019.

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