Thu 10/24 @ 7PM
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland have partnered to present a program with film producer Howard Rosenman who, in his nearly 50-year career, produced or executive produced such films as Father of the Bride, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 2017 Oscar-winning film for Best Adapted Screenplay, Call Me By Your Name (as nominated for Best Picture). It is one of a number of his films to feature an LGBT theme (as well as Jewish characters), which also include the 1995 film The Celluloid Closet, and an acting role in Milk, the 2008 film about assassinated out, gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk.
Rosenman’s appearance in Cleveland has a connection to the Maltz Museum’s current exhibit, Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music. Rosenman, raised in a Hasidic Jewish home in New York, was being a good Jewish boy, in his second year of medical school when he met Bernstein who convinced him to dump medical school for show biz. Oy gevalt! Obviously, it all worked out though.
Rosenman will be telling his story about his meeting with Bernstein when he speaks at the LGBT Community Center. Admission is $15; $10 for Maltz members.