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      October 2, 2020

      Friday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (daily until October 9, 2020)

      100 The Grove Dr.
      Los Angeles, California 90036

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      The Ushpizin of the Silver Screen: Honoring the Visions & Voices of the Past

      This year, we are all living apart, forced to quarantine. For our elders sheltered in place and isolated, there is a heightened loss of voice, and in these times, almost a disappearance. To elevate their stories and in celebration of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Holocaust Museum LA and the nonprofit Reboot will mark the moment with a weeklong free public art installation in the museum’s memorial garden in Pan Pacific Park beginning Friday, October 2 and ending Friday, October 9.

      The Ushpizin of the Silver Screen will be a reinvention of the traditional Sukkah as an old-time Hollywood era movie house, projecting stories on screens to commemorate this time under quarantine and to give a voice to our elders, who are so greatly impacted. While honoring the legacy of Los Angeles, the exhibit focuses on the Sukkot tradition of the ‘Ushpizin” of inviting symbolic guests, both ancestors and friends, into the Sukkah to honor stories of the past. While the sukkah will remain COVID-empty, the diverse Jewish stories and remembrances will be told and retold - though this year, in the digital space.

      The installation will include interviews and images from Reboot’s Silver Screen Studios project with its three original series Dispatches from Quarantine, Coming of Age and The Last Act, as well as “Voices of History” Holocaust survivor films from the Museum’s collection. Dispatches from Quarantine is an inspiring look into the lives of the older legends we love, capturing oral history from celebrities, including the final interview of Carl Reiner before his passing, and a look inside the quarantine life of Larry King, Ellen Burstyn, Norman Lear and Tommy Chong. Coming of Age is a series of short documentaries about amazing seniors who continue to thrive in old age.

      The exhibit will be open 10 am to 4 pm daily and admission is free. All social distancing protocols will be observed. A virtual opening event, featuring speakers Noam Dromi, managing director at Reboot Studios; Jordanna Gessler, vice president of education and exhibits at Holocaust Museum LA; David Katznelson, CEO at Reboot; Tiffany Woolf, exhibit artist, and Melissa Yaverbaum, executive director at CAJM, will be held at 11 am Oct. 2.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

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