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Carl Laemmle

Another great night with TCMBacklotATL meeting up at Meehan's Public House - Atlantic Station (a really cool place & they couldn't have been more accommodating!) before the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival screening of "Carl Laemmle" !

This 2018 documentary not only covered Laemmle's storied career as the founder of Universal Pictures, giving 1st jobs to the likes of John Ford, George Cukor & Irving Thalberg. It also revealed how he used his success to save more than 300 Jewish German families from the Nazis by facilitating and/or sponsoring their immigration to the United States. Enriching, engrossing & educational, this is a must-see for all classic film fans once it hits theaters and/or streaming!

ps - the film was introduced by our own Yacov Freedman, who knocked it out of the park!

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