In 1942, Marc Chagall became one of the last Jewish refugees ferried to safety by Varian Frye’s clandestine network. However, to survive National Socialism Chagall would first have to survive Soviet Communism. Initially, the post-revolutionary days were a time of opportunity for artists (and Russian Jews had little reason to mourn the Romanovs), but Chagall was never very astute when it came to the macro political forces in play, unlike his rival Kazimir Malevich. Eventually, this will become a problem for him and his beloved wife Bella.
JCC’s Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival Thursday, May 19 2 p.m. – CHAGALL-MALEVICH (Russia, 2014, 119 minutes, Russian with English subtitles) Presented in loving memory of Maxwell and Renah Bardenstein Co-sponsored by Sholem Aleichem Institute