Wed 1/24 @ 7PM
The Marx Brothers — Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo — were the sons of poor Jewish immigrants who settled on the upper east side of New York. They were born in the 1880s and 90s, and by the early 20th century had begun their career in vaudeville, Broadway and later, in films. In the 30s and 40s, they made more than a dozen films that have become classics. And while they are known as comics, they also confronted being Jewish in a time of rampant anti-Semitism.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will be screening their 1937 film A Day at the Races followed by a discussion led by Cleveland Cinema’s Dave Huffman.
Admission is $12, $6 for Maltz members. That includes popcorn!