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Carl Laemmle

Date: September 6, 2019Time: 1:00 pm

Director: James Freedman, United States, 2018, 91 min, English

Film industry pioneer and founder of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle immigrated to America from Germany, becoming a cinema owner, film distributor and producer. He built the first film studio and produced numerous movies including the Oscar-winning anti-war drama All Quiet on the Western Front. A champion of humanitarian rights, Laemmle brought over 300 Jewish families to the U.S. from Nazi Germany by sponsoring their immigration and finding them jobs and homes.

Sponsored by: David & Inez Myers Foundation

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