The American Jewish Historical Society will host a screening of Acts and Intermissions: Emma Goldman in America on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Forchheimer Auditorium at the AJHS (15 West 16th Street).
A cinematic collage featuring rare archival footage of NYC from the 1910s, Abigail Child’s new documentary Acts and Intermissions: Emma Goldman in America circles around the life of Goldman and her relationship to the history of protest between then and now. Goldman’s fight for social justice encompassed issues that remain urgent today, and the film’s overlapping of past and present highlights the continuing relevance of her struggle.
The film screening is in conjunction with the exhibit 1917: How One Year Changed the World, a new exhibit that examines for the first time how three key events of 1917 – U.S. entry into WWI, the Bolshevik Revolution and the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain pledged support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine – triggered widespread changes that led to the rise of the U.S. as a world power and provoked its most stringent immigration policies to date.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, seniors and AJHS members, and $12 at the door.