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Shalom Y’all – The 20th Anniversary Celebration – Sunday December 3rd 4pm and 6pm
December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$12
Traveling in a vintage Cadillac, filmmaker Brian Bain, a third-generation Jew from New
Orleans, sets out on a 4200-mile road trip through the American South. Driving through
Delta flatlands, small towns in Mississippi, suburban subdivisions, Texas ranches, and
sprawling sunbelt metropolises, what he uncovers is the unique and diverse history of
Along the way, Bain woos his future wife, herself a southern Jew, and discusses Jewish
participation in the civil rights movement with Andrew Young. Shalom Y’all is peppered
with interesting characters, including Zelda Millstein from Natchez, a hoop-skirted tour
guide at a plantation; Leo Center, a Golden Gloves boxing champion from Savannah
who learned how to box by literally fighting his way to get to synagogue; Tupelo’s Jack
Cristil, Mississippi State’s football game announcer for nearly a half-century; an African
American-Jewish police chief; a kosher butcher; and musician provocateurs Kinky
Friedman and the Texas Jewboys. Bain discovers a vibrant, regional culture and
hundreds of years of rich history in a film that is happily flavored with both its Jewish
and southern roots.
The 4 pm screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion exploring the changes in Southern Jewish culture over the past 20 years.
Panelists include Kenneth Hoffman, Executive Director of The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (New Orleans, LA), Marcie Cohen Ferris, Interim Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-CH, and professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC), and Dr. Stuart Rockoff, Executive Director of the Mississippi Humanities Council (Jackson, MS). A recording of the panel will be available online after the event.
Food from the famed “Latke Daddy” and a cash bar at The Broad will be available.
Parking is available on venue surface lots with additional street parking with on-site uniformed security.
The events are All-Ages and are ADA accessible.
Food will be available from the famed “Latke Daddy” (instagram.com/txowtxowpintxos)
and cash bar.