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The City without Jews

May 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 14th at 7PM for The City Without Jews,
Silent Film and Live Music featuring world-renowned musicians Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin.

Jews are hounded by mobs and driven from Vienna in this 1924 expressionist film based on the
satirical novel by Hugo Bettauer. The sensational film that anticipated the Holocaust and cost
Bettauer his life was rediscovered in 2015. With commentary by film scholar Noah Isenberg (UT
Austin) and a live score. Recently restored and featuring a new soundtrack, The City Without
Jews is one of few surviving Austrian Expressionist films, and the magnum opus of the great
director H.K. Breslauer. Filmed in 1924, it can be seen as a chilling premonition of the
Holocaust—the premise is the political rise of the Christian Social Party, which orders all Jews to
evacuate Austria.
World-renowned musicians Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin will play their collaborative score
that has brought audiences to their feet at Lincoln Center, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival,
and two dozen other venues in the US and Europe. Svigals co-founded the Klezmatics and has
worked with Itzhak Perlman and the Kronos Quartet. Sosin has performed for silent films all
over the world, from MoMA and BAM to venues in Bologna, Moscow, Shanghai and Bangkok.

Don’t miss this stunning event!


May 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


JCC in Sherman
(860) 355-8050
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JCC in Sherman
9 Route 39 South
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(860) 355-8050
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