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UniSyn Film Society Discussion

Saturday, October 17, 2020 29 Tishrei 5781

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMZoom

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"Gentleman's Agreement" + "Black Like Me"

These two films illustrate racism as it is endured from the inside when two newspaper reporters go underground, pretending to be Jewish or Black.

"Gentleman's Agreement" (1947 Best Picture) stars Gregory Peck and "Black Like Me" (1964) is based on a true story, starring James Whitmore.  

The films' depiction of racism sounds remarkably modern, with all the false logic and denial of today's headlines.

Peck almost sleeps with the enemy when he catches his Christian girlfriend the act of unintentional bias!

Whitmore's interactions dramatize the fundamental kindness and dignity of the Black hosts who guide him through coping with racism as it endured on a daily basis.  

Both are available from Amazon Prime and possibly on Kanopy (streaming) or the LA Public Library (DVD).

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