June 13th, 7PM East Meadow Library (1886 Front Street East Meadow, NY, 11554-1700)
Independent Film Screening with Dylan Skolnick: The City Without Jews (1924)
On Tuesday June 13 at 7 pm the East Meadow Library, film scholar Dylan Skolnik will be screening the silent film The City Without Jews (1924) with live music by Alicia Svigals (violin) and Donald Sosin (piano).
Set in the Vienna-like city of Utopia, H. K. Breslauer’s The City Without Jews (Die Stadt ohne Juden) (1924) follows the political and personal consequences of an anti-Semitic law to expel the city’s Jews. When things start to decline, the National Assembly must decide whether to invite the Jews back. The film’s stinging critique of Nazism is part of the reason it was no longer screened in public after 1933. Restored by Filmarchiv Austria. With live music by Alicia Svigals (violin) and Donald Sosin (piano).