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Past Events

Past EventsThursday, February 26

Documentary Films

The Jazzman from the Gulag (1999) directed by Pierre-Henry Salfati.

A superb documentary film, screened at Vancouver's 13th Annual Jewish Film Festival, on the life of Polish-Jewish trumpeter Eddie Rosner, nicknamed the “white Louis Armstrong”.

The Jazz Baroness (see A Passion for Jazz) is Hannah Rothschild's tribute to eccentric great aunt Pannonica Rothschild, who settled in New York after World War II and became famous as the Baroness of the Bebop jazz revolution.

In association with Film Archive at the LJCC

The London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) raises Jewish consciousness within the community with the most exciting educational programmes and cultural events for people of all ages. The Centre attracts world renowned teachers in addition to leading politicians, writers, journalists, commentators, actors and musicians.

In 1994, the LJCC introduced the LJCC Film Archive, the organized use of moving image with what is now considered to be the most extensive collection of Jewish related film in Europe.

Used by film makers and researchers, the Archive is organized into sections which provide valuable material to complement the LJCC's educational and cultural experience. From Hollywood to Eastern Europe, the collection reveals the rich wealth of Jewish life from the very early cinema to the present day. Off-air productions of both feature films and documentaries are fed into the Archive regularly.

In order to satisfy copywrite laws the Archive is licensed with the Education Recording Agency. Connections with other organisations include the British Schools and University Film and Video Council, The Imperial War Museum, The Steven Spielberg Archive and the United States Washington Congressional Library.


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