Movie Night | Dressing America: Tales From the Garment Center (USA 2011)

Film Screening in collaboration with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
When: 
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

DRESSING AMERICA: TALES FROM THE GARMENT CENTER
Dirs. Stepehen Fischler and Joel Sucher | USA | 2011 | 57min.

Dressing America explores the ways in which immigrant Jews transformed a half-square mile of new York City into an urban village, packed with sewing machine operators, cutters, tailors, designers, trim manufacturers, machine and tool suppliers and a class of entrepreneurial "garmentos." By (literally) dressing America, these immigrants went from picking rags to middle class riches in a single generation.

JAN 03 | 7PM
The Magnes
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