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Stamford's Avon Theater To Show 'Rosenwald' Documentary

The Avon Theatre will screen "Rosenwald" and have a Q & A with director Aviva Kempner Aug. 5.
The Avon Theatre will screen "Rosenwald" and have a Q & A with director Aviva Kempner Aug. 5. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Avon Theatre will screen the documentary "Rosenwald" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 with a post-film discussion with director Aviva Kempner to follow.

"Rosenwald" shows how Julius Rosenwald rose to part-owner of Sears and Roebuck and became one of America's top philanthropists. Rosenwald paid for the construction of 5,400 schools in the Jim Crow-era American South.

In her films, Kempner investigates non-stereotypical images of Jews in history. Her previous works include "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" and "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg." Kempner started the Washington Jewish Film Festival.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for students for seniors, $7 for non-members and free for Carte Blanche members. To purchase tickets, go to www.avontheatre.org or visit the box office.

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