Assumed Identity (Shorts Program)

| 108 min
Shorts Program Israel / United States

Sunday, May 612:30 PM E Street Cinema

Thursday, May 106:15 PM Two Jews Walk Into A Bar

*Thursday, May 10 screening is part of our Two Jews Walk into a Bar cinematic pub crawl.

How many disparate identities can co-exist within a person? How many do they let out into the public view? This group of short films tackles all manner of fluid identities – those projected onto us, and those we proudly display for all to see.

Featured films: I’m from the Jews; Large Soldier; Open Your Eyes; Summer; Sunset; and The Transfer

Program followed by a Q&A with Summer filmmaker Pearl Gluck.


Program followed by a Q&A with Summer filmmaker Pearl Gluck.

Pearl Gluck’s work has been part of the Sundance Lab, and played at the Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and PBS. Her first documentary feature film, Divan (2004) was a Sundance Institute project, opened theatrically at Film Forum in NYC, was broadcast on the Sundance Channel, and played across the country and internationally at festivals. Pearl’s first narrative short, Where Is Joel Baum (2012), won prizes such as Best Actor at the Starz Denver Film Festival and Best Film at the Toronto Female Eye Film Festival. Her short film, Junior (2017), deals with racially motivated police violence through the story of one mother struggling with a new normal after her son was shot by an off-duty police officer. The film has won awards at numerous festivals including the International Black Film Festival of Nashville and BronzeLens in Atlanta. She continues to make both documentary and narrative films that explore themes of class, gender, and faith, such as her short film Summer (2018) and her narrative feature debut, The Turn Out (2018) about sex trafficking at truckstops. Pearl teaches Screenwriting and Directing at Penn State University and is currently developing a documentary project based on her research for The Turn Out exploring specialty courts that offer an alternative, treatment-oriented approach for victims of sex trafficking.

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This event finished on May 14, 2018.