Monday, March 19, 2007

Meet the Filmmaker: Three Opportunities:

1) In addition to the screening of "Amongst White Clouds" on 3/27 at 4 pm in FFA Auditorium (posted under events), RS majors are invited to join Clark Chilson's Religion and Culture in East Asia course earlier that day to hear the director (Ted Burger) speak on "The Buddhist Hermit Tradition in China Today." 1-2:15 PM, 426 Benedum

2)The Jewish Studies Program, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, and Film Studies Program


a lecture by

Daniel Anker

"Documentary Filmmaking: A Talk by Daniel Anker"

Monday, March 26, 2007

501 Cathedral of Learning

11:30 a.m.

Daniel Anker has produced and directed numerous films and television programs,

including SCOTTSBORO: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, for which he received an Oscar nomination and an Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Most recently he produced/directed MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT featuring the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, which had a successful theatrical release in 2006 and was named one of the best films of the year by International Documentary Association. His film IMAGINARY WITNESS: HOLLYWOOD AND THE HOLOCAUST, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, has now been shown at more than 70 film festivals worldwide, including the ongoing Jewish-Israeli Film Festival in Pittsburgh. Anker produced the Peabody Award-winning Marsalis on Music, and three seasons of the PBS series The Metropolitan Opera Presents. Other credits include Daley, the Last Boss and The Magic of La Guardia. He's a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in music and psychology.


The Jewish Studies Program, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, and Film Studies Program


a lecture by

Moshe Levinson

"True to Life: A Talk by Producer Moshe Levinson"

Thursday, March 22, 2007

1228 Cathedral of Learning

11:30 a.m.

Moshe Levinson was born in Tel Aviv, where he studied Political Science. After founding his own film production company he produced dozens of documentaries, TV series, dramas and commercials in film and video. In addition to teaching at the Open University (“Film and Television Production”), he paused his production activity for three years to serve as the Deputy Director General for the Second Television and Radio Authority in Jerusalem. Among his productions are a series of children’s films based on the popular Gingy books, as well as feature films including Family Secrets (dir. Nitza Gonen, 1998) and Yana’s Friends (dir. Arik Kaplun, 1999). His more recent projects include producing the documentary series True to Life—Stories by Ramla Youths (ten short documentaries) and 5 Days (dir. Yoav Shamir), which will be screened in Pittsburgh on March 25th as part of this year’s Jewish-Israeli Film Festival.


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