Upcoming Events At This Venue
March 27, 2018
The Yellow Ticket is a German UFA-production directed by Victor Janson and Eugen Illés about a young Polish-Jewish woman, who escapes her poor native village in Poland to study medicine in St Petersburg. Forced by antisemitic laws and customs, she leads a double life as a prostitute and university student. The film was made at the end of World War I and includes rare footage of the former Jewish quarter of Warsaw and its residents. It stars the young Pola Negri, who would later become a legendary femme fatale and icon of Hollywood’s silent era.
The showing of this silent film will be accompanied by a live performance of the original score by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Karen Auerbach of the Department of History; Allen Anderson of the Department of Music; Beth Holmgren of Duke University; and Alicia Svigals. The panel will be moderated by Magda Stawkowski, a current fellow with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.
This event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required.
This event is part of Polish Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This event series is co-presented by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; College of Arts and Sciences; Center for European Studies; Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures; Department of History; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Music; and the Program in Global Cinema Studies.