Tue, Nov 29|
STEPHEN FRY'S "WAGNER & ME"
Film Screening plus dialogue on "Cancel Culture."
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
About the Event
UK, Switzerland, Russia, Germany / Documentary, Biography, History, Music / 2012 / English / 89 minutes - Watch trailer here.
British actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer, Richard Wagner. But Stephen is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with antisemitism and the Nazis? Shot on location in Germany, Switzerland and Russia, this is a must-see film for those who want to addresses the complexities and ambiguities associated with cancel culture.
Admission to the film at the Lafayette Library: $5.00. Register online in advance, or at the door.
Free for IJWC Year-round 2022-23 subscribers who will receive complimentary registration.
This film screening kicks off a 3-part online program that examines different aspects of cancel culture, including literature and music. The three online New Lehrhaus sessions run on at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays: 11/30, 12/7 and 12/14. For more information on the panelists and to register, go to www.newlehrhaus.org or visit All Upcoming Events page. Admission for this course is $36.
Film Sponsors: East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation in partnership with New Lehrhaus and Contra Costa JCC.