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March 2018

Polish Week: “Yellow Ticket” Film Screening with Live Score

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyde Hall, UNC Chapel Hill + Google Map

“The Yellow Ticket“ (original: Der Gelbe Schein, 1918) is a German UFA-production directed by Victor Janson and Eugen Illés about a young Polish-Jewish woman, who escapes her poor native village in Poland to study medicine in St Petersburg. Forced by antisemitic laws and customs, she leads a double life as a prositute and university student. The film was made at the end of World War I, and includes rare footage of the former Jewish quarter of Warsaw and its residents. It stars the young Pola Negri, who would later become a legendary femme fatale and icon of Hollywood’s silent era. The showing of this silent film will be accompanied by a live performance of the original score by Alicia Svigals (klezmer violinist) and Donald Sosin (pianist). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Karen Auerbach (History, UNC), Allen Anderson (Music, UNC), Beth Holmgren (Duke University), and Alicia Svigals. The panel will be moderated by Magda Stawkowski (CSEEES Fellow). This event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required.  Reserve your spot at this link: goo.gl/2Cnm5C This event is part of the Polish Week at UNC (March 26-29), co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Center for European Studies, Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Music, and the Program in Global Cinema Studies.

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