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Film: A Serious Man (2009) @ The J
September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Serious Man is the Coen Brother’s 2009 film about Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a Jewish physics professor struggling through a series of family and professional crises. The movie incorporates Kabbalistic elements along with motifs from Yiddish films. Set in Minnesota during the 1960s, it inspires reflection on issues related to American Jewish identity, preconceived Jewish gender roles, and the role of community and the rabbinate in the lives of American Jews. Following the film, join ASU Professor, Stanley Mirvis for a discussion and questions. Professor Mirvis is an Assistant Professor of History and holds the Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. This event is presented in partnership with the ASU Jewish Studies Department. Please be advised that your contact information will be shared with ASU.