Event details

Jewish Britain on Film chronicles extraordinary -and some wonderfully ordinary- scenes of 20th Century Jewish life, unearthed by film archives across the nation. Narrated by Isy Suttie, the footage includes rare scenes of an Edwardian Petticoat Lane; a wedding in London’s East End in 1925; the defeat of the British Union of Fascists at Cable Street; Britain’s earliest surfing film, an interview with actor Maureen Lipman at the beginning of her career and many more surprising and tender moments in history captured on screen. Francesca Ter-Berg (Fran & Flora) provides a beautiful soundtrack.

A JW3 commission

Followed by a Q&A with Maureen Lipman and other special guests.

Attending this event

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman CBE is an award-winning film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedienne. Her extensive theatre work includes See How They Run (awarded Olivier Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance); Live and Kidding (nominated for 1998 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment); Glorious! (Olivier Award nominated show); Oklahoma (Lyceum). Maureen starred in Roman Polanski’s award-winning film The Pianist, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Polish Film Awards.

Films screening at this event

Jewish Britain on Film

Director
Jon Spira
Country
UK
Year
2019

Jewish Britain on Film chronicles extraordinary -and some wonderfully ordinary- scenes of 20th Century Jewish life, unearthed by film archives across the nation. Narrated by Isy Suttie, the footage includes rare scenes of an Edwardian Petticoat Lane; a wedding in London’s East End in 1925; the defeat of the British Union of Fascists at Cable Street; Britain’s earliest surfing film and many more surprising and tender moments in history captured on screen. Francesca Ter-Berg (Fran &Flora) provides a beautiful soundtrack.

A JW3 commission.