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Updated: FSLC Announces "Hollywood's Jew Wave" Series

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire October 31, 2011 at 1:45AM

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting a "first-of-its-kind film series" celebrating the contributions of Jews to Hollywood films of the late '60s and '70s as actors and directors in major films, featuring what J. Hoberman called "a hitherto unspeakable degree of Jewish content."
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting a "first-of-its-kind film series" celebrating the contributions of Jews to Hollywood films of the late '60s and '70s as actors and directors in major films, featuring what J. Hoberman called "a hitherto unspeakable degree of Jewish content."

Highlights include Sidney Lumet's rarely-screened "Bye Bye Braverman," set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Robert Altman's "California Split," featuring Elliot Gould and George Segal, Elaine May's "The Heartbreak Kid," starring Charles Grodin, and Bob Fosse's "Lenny," starring Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce.

The festival itself runs November 3 - 13 at Lincoln Center in New York.

Full screening schedule follows with information provided by FSLC:

Screening Schedule for Hollywood’s “Jew Wave”

November 3 - 13
Hollywood’s “Jew Wave”
For a not-so-brief moment in the late 1960s and early ’70s, a new wave of Jewish leading men and women (including Dustin Hoffman, Elliott Gould, George Segal, and Barbra Streisand) took Hollywood by storm, emerging among the most popular stars of the era and appearing in many films that, per the critic J. Hoberman, “featured a hitherto unspeakable degree of Jewish content.” A vital subset of the storied “new” Hollywood cinema of the post-EASY RIDERera, and of the broader Jewish-American cultural revival simultaneously occurring in literature (Philip Roth, Saul Bellow) and other segments of pop culture, Hollywood’s “Jew Wave” forever changed the landscape of mainstream American movies and blazed the trail for such Jewish stars of today as James Franco, Natalie Portman, Seth Rogen, and Adam Sandler. Series co-programmed by Scott Foundas and J. Hoberman.

Screening Venue:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center – Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65 Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam (upper level)

Thursday, November 3
2:00PM THE TOUCH (115 min)
4:30PM WHERE’S POPPA? (82 min)
6:30PM BYE BYE BRAVERMAN (94 min)
8:30PM THE PRODUCERS (88 min)

Friday, November 4
1:15PM THE FRONT (95 min)
3:30PM THE GAMBLER (111 min)
6:00PM THE HEARTBREAK KID (106 min) (includes Q&A w/Charles Grodin and Jeannie Berlin)
8:45PM THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY (81min)

Saturday, November 5
6:15PM CALIFORNIA SPLIT (108 min) (includes Q&A w/Elliott Gould, Brian Koppelman and David Levein)
9:00PM MOVE (90 min)

Sunday, November 6
2:00PM THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY (81 min)
4:00PM I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS! (92 min)
6:00PM THE TOUCH (includes Q&A w/Elliott Gould and the Safdie brothers)
9:00PM ANNIE HALL (93 min)

Monday, November 7
1:45PM THE PRODUCERS (88min)
3:45PM THE HEARTBREAK KID (106min)
6:00PM THE FRONT (95min) (includes Q&A w/Walter Bernstein)
8:45PM WHERE’S POPPA? (82min)

Tuesday, November 8
1:45PM ANNIE HALL (93min)
3:45PM CALIFORNIA SPLIT (108min)

Wednesday, November 9
1:00 PM FUNNY GIRL (151 min)
4:00PM LENNY (111 min)

Friday, November 11
1:45PM I LOVE YOU, ALICE B.TOKLAS! (92min)
3:45PM GOODBYE, COLUMBUS (102 min)
6:00PM THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (120 min)
9:00PM LENNY (111min)

Saturday, November 12
1:30PM GOODBYE COLUMBUS (102min)
3:45PM BYE BYE BRAVERMAN (94 min)
6:00PM THE GAMBLER (111min) (includes Q&A w/James Toback)
9:00PM THE ANGEL LEVINE (104 min)

Sunday, November 13
1:00PM THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (120min)
6:00PM THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (95 min) (includes Q&A w/Buck Henry)
8:30PM FUNNY GIRL (151min)

[Editor's Note: "El Topo" was removed from this article because it is not screening as part of the "Hollywood's Jew Wave" series, though the film is screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.]