2019 SOUTHAMPTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – Showing 7 feature Jewish films every Tuesday from July 9 through August 20. Tickets are $15.
The Mamboniks – Tuesday, July 09 at 7:30 pm
Operation Wedding – Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm
Hag. – Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm
Who Will Write Our History Tuesday – July 30 at 7:30 pm
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim – Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30 pm
The Dybbuk – Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm
Monsieur Mayonnaise – Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 pm
MORITZ DANIEL OPPENHEIM – The First Jewish Painter (2016 | 96 min.)
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, “the painter of the Rothschilds & the Rothschild of painters“, was not only the first Jewish artist with an academic background, but also an icon of Jewish emancipation in Germany. Young filmmaker Isabel Gathof searches out Oppenheim’s descendants and heritage in Germany, France and Israel, on the occasion of the world’s first monument built to the artist. Oppenheim was born in 1882 in Frankfurt am Main. He is often regarded as the first Jewish painter of the modern era. His work was informed by his cultural and religious roots at a time when many of his German Jewish contemporaries chose to convert to Christianity.
Guest Speaker: Director Isabel Gathof
After an apprenticeship at Saatchi & Saatchi Frankfurt as an advertising sales manager, Isabel studied at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München). In 2011 she formed her own production company FEINSHMEKER FILM. “Moritz Daniel Oppenheim“ is her fourth work as a director, fifth production with FEINSHMEKER FILM and first feature length documentary film.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.