"Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures"

Pauline Kael called him “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean-Luc Godard said he was “a genius” who “invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today.” With credits that include "Scarface," "Twentieth Century" and "Notorious," novelist, reporter, and playwright Ben Hecht also emerged during WWII as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe and later became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. 

Adina Hoffman speaks with Phillip Lopate about her new biography of this charismatic and contradictory figure, who came to embody much that defined America — especially Jewish America — in his time.

Book sales and signing follow the program.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students at hecht.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

WHEN

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

EVENT LOCATION

Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-294-8301

PRICING INFORMATION

$10-$15

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