The Abram Matlofsky Memorial Program supported by the Karma Foundation
Cosponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Americanist Seminar of the Department of English
Director: Asaf Galay
2020, 85 minutes, in English
Featuring a post screening discussion with the filmmaker Asaf Galay and Louis Masur, distinguished professor of American studies and history, Rutgers University.
Saul Bellow was one of the twentieth-century America's most acclaimed novelists, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. In the first documentary film about his life, Bellow's story is told through original interviews, previously restricted footage, and visits to the places that shaped him. The film explores his many identities–as a writer, Jew, polemicist, and Chicagoan. Interviews include the writers Philip Roth, Vivian Gornick, and Martin Amis, as well as family members, who bring to life Bellow's artistry and impact on the postwar years.
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Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life