Penn Club of Chicago
David Novack, EAS'86, is the producer/director of Finding Babel, winner Special Jury Prize/Moscow Jewish Film Festival. www.FindingBabel.com
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Invigorating...Finding Babel honors with intelligence and plenty of feeling - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
Excellent! A moving account of Babel's travails, and particularly his writings! - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
Gains in power, insight, and urgency as it journeys - Alan Scherstul, Village Voice
Perhaps the best proof of the relevance of historical dramas - Pravda
Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. 75 years later, his grandson works to piece together the story of the grandfather he never knew, amid lingering traces of a turbulent history and modern-day conflicts in Ukraine and Russia today.
Andrei Malaev-Babel, Isaac Babel's grandson, will introduce the film and lead a post-show discussion.
This program is part of Sunday Cinema, in which 5 fascinating films about Jewish lives are shown over 4 Sundays in January and February. See spertus.edu/film to find out more.
Have questions about Chicago Film Premiere: Finding Babel? Contact Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Date & Location
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership