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Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

02/12/19

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th St Map

212-294-8301


12-02-2019 12:00:00 12-02-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures Pauline Kael called him “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean-Luc Godard said he was “a genius” who “invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today.” With credits that include Scarface, Twentieth Century and Notorious, novelist, reporter, and playwright Ben Hecht also emerged during WWII as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe and later became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Adina Hoffman speaks with Phillip Lopate about her new biography of this charismatic and contradictory figure, who came to embody much that defined America—especially Jewish America—in his time. Book sales and signing follow the program. Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students at hecht.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=347873 Center for Jewish History Center for Jewish History

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Pauline Kael called him “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean-Luc Godard said he was “a genius” who “invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today.” With credits that include Scarface, Twentieth Century and Notorious, novelist, reporter, and playwright Ben Hecht also emerged during WWII as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe and later became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Adina Hoffman speaks with Phillip Lopate about her new biography of this charismatic and contradictory figure, who came to embody much that defined America—especially Jewish America—in his time. Book sales and signing follow the program. Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students at hecht.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

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