The Frick is excited to host a screening of Pittsburgh filmmaker Ken Love’s latest work, a documentary that explores the lives of the Jewish immigrants who came to Pittsburgh from Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century and settled in the Hill District, becoming part of a multi-ethnic community that included African Americans, Italians, and Eastern Europeans. Through historical photographs, original paintings, and personal memories, the documentary presents a vivid picture of the sights, sounds, joys, and struggles of a vibrant community. Interviewees include distinguished journalist and Pittsburgh Courier city editor Frank Bolden, the late Pittsburgh mayor Sophie Masloff, and forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, among others. The documentary runs for one hour, and will be followed by a panel discussion with Ken Love, historian Barbara Burstin, Ph.D., and Henry Shapiro, who composed the film’s musical score.
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Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: Jewish Memories of Pittsburgh’s Hill District
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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