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In this special director’s cut of a new documentary from the Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, follow several Jewish families as they recount their immigrant experience from Russia to the United States and from communism to democracy.
Since 1973, Los Angeles has welcomed and absorbed more than 25,500 Jewish refugees, 80 percent of whom are of Soviet descent. The oral histories in the film demonstrate both the obstacles Soviet Jews faced in Cold War communist society and the process of rebuilding their lives and adapting to new cultural norms in Southern California. A conversation with filmmaker Mark Hayes follows the screening.
New documentary GOING ATTRACTIONS: THE DEFINITIVE STORY OF THE AMERICAN DRIVE-IN MOVIE has its L.A. premiere, followed by a discussion with director April Wright and a 50th anniversary screening of a film you might have seen at the drive-in during its heyday: the Roger Corman-produced, low-budget horror-thriller DEMENTIA 13 - Francis Ford Coppola’s directorial debut!