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Human Rights Speakers Series: Tsirk (Circus)

The City of West Hollywood’s HUMAN RIGHTS SPEAKERS SERIES, in conjunction with Yiddishkayt and the Los Angeles Review of Books, present a screening and panel discussion:

Tsirk (Circus)

Join us for a special screening and panel discussion of the 1936 Russian film, Tsirk (Circus). This Soviet musical comedy, directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Isidor Simko, tells the story of Marion, an American circus artist, (played by Lyubov Orlova), who flees to Russia after being persecuted because of her mixed-race child (played by James Lloydovich Patterson). Although billed as a light-hearted circus romance, this complex film explores themes of miscegenation, racism in America, and the rise of global white supremacy in the 1930’s.


Friday, February 28, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069


Free Admission. RSVP Required:
http://bit.ly/HRSS-2020Feb28


Special Guest Panelists:

Boris Dralyuk,
Executive Editor of Los Angeles Review of Books (Moderator)

Sasha Razor
, Ph.D candidate in the Department of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages & Cultures at UCLA

Sarah Valentine
, Scholar/Author, When I Was White  

Rob Adler Peckerar,
Executive Director, Yiddishkayt


SCHEDULE:
7:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
7:10 p.m. Tsirk (Circus)
8:45 p.m. Panel Discussion


Validated parking will be available at the adjacent 5-story West Hollywood Park structure, limited to availability.

Questions? Please email acampbell@weho.org or call (323) 848-6883

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