City of Joel Film Discussion
Join host Elliot Wilhelm and guest Professor Howard Lupovitch of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State Univeristy as they discuss the film City of Joel and the real-life issues it raises.
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Elliot Wilhelm has been Director and Curator of the Detroit Film Theatre since its creation in the 1970s. As one of the deans of the southeast Michigan film scene, he works with Cinetopia and countless film creation and presentation organizations. He is a champion of emerging and local filmmakers while also working hard to preserve and promote “classic” films. He has been a radio and TV broadcaster and is a long-time friend of the Detroit Jewish Film Festival.
Professor Howard Lupovitch is associate professor of history and director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies. He specializes in modern Jewish History, specifically the Jews of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy. He recently completed a history of the Jews of Budapest and is currently working in the politics of progressive Jews in Hungary and the Habsburg Empire from 1848 to 1918.