RED FATHER

Dir. Tova Beck-Fiedman 56min, USA, 2014)
Documentary
DC Premiere

Red Father follows the life of Bernard Ades, a Communist, Jewish lawyer raised in Baltimore and radicalized by the Great Depression.

Set against the backdrop of the pre-civil rights era, the film follows Ades as he seeks to end systemic legal racism in Maryland, fights Fascism with the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, and becomes a target himself during the dark days of America’s McCarthyism.

Co-presented by The Documentary Center at GWUDocs in Progress, and Jews United for Justice

Saturday, February 21, 12:45 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Sunday, February 22, 12:45 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Speaker & Events
Director Tova Beck-Friedman and subjects Janet Ades and Joseph Moore in conversation after both screenings.
Speaker & Events
tova_beck-friedman-Tova Beck-Friedman is a multi media artist and a writer, working in video, photography and sculpture and is the recipient of several grants and artist residencies.

Her work has been shown internationally in festivals, museums, galleries and on television including: The International Artists’ Museum, at the 50th Venice Biennale; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; New Jersey State Museum; Yeshiva University Museum in New York; and the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

Her film At the Altar of Her Memories was broadcast on Israeli Television and A Portrait of the Artists as an Old(er) Woman on US PBS stations. The film Don’t Ask won first prize on Reel/13 and 2nd prize at the 2010 Athens, GA Jewish Film Festival Shorts Competition and was broadcast on NY Thirteen/WNET.