Join us for a screening and Q&A for Amanda Kinsey’s new documentary, Jews of the Wild West, and discover the dynamic contributions American Jews have made to shaping the Western United States.
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Sunday, March 19, 2023
About the Program
Join us for a screening of Amanda Kinsey’s new documentary, Jews of the Wild West, and stay for a Q&A between Kinsey and Halle Stanford, President of Television at Jim Henson.
Western Jewish pioneers—those of the silver screen and in real life—are largely forgotten in US History. And yet, they played a definitive role in the expansion of the United States. Learn more about well-known Jewish figures like Levi Strauss, Samsonite founder Jesse Shwayder, and the Guggenheim family, as well as lesser-known Jewish artists, documentarians, and politicians.
Through interviews, compelling footage, and historical photographs, the film tells a positive immigration story and highlights the dynamic contributions American Jews have made to shaping the Western United States.