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Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
View other events for the week of 7/26/2009
Laborfest: Film: A War In Hollywood on Spanish Civil War
Date Sunday July 26
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
The Delancy Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero at Brannan (across from Pier 36), San Francisco (F train to Brannan Station on the Embarcadero, Buses 10, 12, 30, 45 run nearby).
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
A War In Hollywood A Film Screening
by Oriol Porta (89 min.) 2008
(Tickets $10; seniors/students $8)
Stars: Walter Bernstein, Moe Fishman, Roman Gubern
A War In Hollywood is an in-depth look at the impact that the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship had on the North American film industry. Hollywood used the Civil War as a subject in more than 50 films. The defeat of democracy in Spain left an “open wound” in the heart of liberal actors, directors and screenwriters in the US, who used affection towards democratic Spain as a symbolic feature to define the romantic spirit of their characters. This sympathy, however, was shaped according to the American political tendencies of each period. This evolution is narrated through the personal story of Alvah Bessie, a Hollywood screenwriter who fought as a member of the International Brigade. This meticulous documentary includes excerpts from Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Way We Were among others, and commentary by actress Susan Sarandon.
Sponsored by The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) & LaborFest
See also
On Walter Bernstein:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077159/bio
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077159/
On Moe Fishman:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/nyregion/12fishman.html
http://www.indypendent.org/2007/08/10/1240/
On Roman Gubern
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0345549/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0345549/awards
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0345549/bio
On Alvah Bessie:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvah_Cecil_Bessie
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0078827/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0078827/awards
On Susan Sarandon:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Sarandon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000215/awards
and generally:
http://www.alba-valb.org/
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 22nd, 2009 6:03 AM
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