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The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families

October 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Goldstein/Leibson Scholar-in-Residence

Veteran Simpsons writer Mike Reiss examines the animated series from a Jewish perspective: themes and plot lines, cast members and guest stars and the show’s many Jewish writers. Reiss talks about growing up Jewish in a small Christian town, and shows has Judaism has influenced his other work: The Critic, Queer Duck and even the seven Christmas books he’s published! The presentation is richly illustrated with cartoon clips. And you don’t have to be Jewish or a Simpsons fan to enjoy it!

Mike Reiss holds a B.A. from Harvard University. A native of Connecticut, he currently lives in California. He has won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons. His other television credits include The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Alf, Eddie Murphy’s The PJ’s and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, where he earned an ACE award for writing and producing.

Funded by:
Goldstein/Leibson Scholar-in-Residence Second Century Fund
Jewish Federation of Louisville Goldstein/Leibson Educational Program Fund

Details

Date:
October 26, 2014
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

JCC Patio Gallery
3600 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205 United States
Phone:
502-459-0660
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Organizer

Sara Wagner
Phone:
502-238-2779
Email:
mjtimmel@jewishlouisville.org