Free event at the Jewish Community Library / 1835 Ellis Street, San Francsico
Jewish Community Library Film Class: Italian Jews and World War II
Taught by Library Director Howard Freedman. Film will be shown in video projection.
In Vittorio De Sica’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, the estate of a wealthy Jewish family in Ferrara becomes a haven for a group of young friends as Italy’s racial restrictions in the late 1930s exclude Jews from tennis clubs. Friendships and romantic entanglements develop against the backdrop of rapidly worsening prospects for the town’s Jews. 1970, 94 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles.
The Jewish Community Library is located on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. Free parking in the building's private garage. Enter garage on Pierce Street, between Ellis and Eddy; buzz intercom for entrance. Pedestrians use gate at Ellis Street and buzz intercom for entrance.