Film Talk 2013: The Jewish Villain

The Leo Baeck Institute and Wiener Library have been hosting a lecture series on this topic.  Here is some information about the final event, to be held on 5 December. Rachel Garfield will discuss Guy Ritchie’s Snatch (2000):

‘Snatch’ is a comic book gangster film that can be seen to represent the backlash against perceived notions of political correctness in what is effectively a public schoolboy fantasy of working class life in East London. However, the film also delineates the limits of this backlash in its depiction of minorities as either contained or as excess.
In her talk Dr Garfield will explore the tension between the genre, representation and Jewish Identity.

You can find out more about the lecture series here – do note that places must be reserved in advance.