Marc Lapadula’s presentation will include movies such as “You Only Live Once,” “The French Connection” and “The New Centurions” that are among the many memorable films we’ve seen from Jewish directors over the years. These works display the director’s willingness to weave powerful social themes into compelling narratives. He will highlight the contributions of filmmakers such as Sidney Lumet, Arthur Penn, Stanley Kubrick and Mike Nichols who have brought to their work a profound awareness of issues such as racial discrimination, human degradation, religious intolerance and social exploitation, stirring the consciences of their viewers to advocate for social change.
Mr. Lapadula, playwright and screenwriter, is an award-winning producer and a Senior Lecturer at Yale University where, since 1992, he has taught screenwriting seminars. He has been a consultant for film producers and studios and many of his works for stage and screen have been produced in New York and around the world. He conducted the screenwriting series at the Smithsonian Institution, and has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.
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