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May 2019

Film – Call Her Applebroog

May 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$4 – $8

This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York-based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B (Exposed). Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals. With her daughter's encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art.…

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June 2019

Film: Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story

June 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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After an early childhood in South Florida in which he suffered from severe asthma attacks, Al Rosen emerged as one of the most feared sluggers in baseball in the 1950‘s. A tough, tenacious player, Rosen has generally been considered as one of the three top Jewish baseball players of all time, behind Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. He retired because of lingering injuries after the 1956 season and eventually served as president of three major league teams -- the New…

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