Real Machers Gallery Opening Reception
The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery has partnered with the Washington DCJCC's Screening Room, Nextbook, and The National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring you a series of incredible American Jewish gangster programming!
The exhibition: Real Machers
Inspired by the accidental art of vintage mug shots and the charm of a colorful character, Pat Hamou's own crime of passion has been the history of the Jewish Gangster. As in much of Jewish lore, the era was nomadic; it left a fascinating, yet dark, blemish on the early Twentieth Century Jewish-American experience, and the raison d'Ítre a sociopathic reflection of its time.
During the opening reception for the exhibition, at 7:30 pm on February 18, Nextbook
The film screening
LANSKY (1999, staring Richard Dreyfuss) will be shown in our theater on Monday, February 23 at 7:30 pm. With a script from David Mamet, the life of the legendary mob manipulator is told in a a series of flashbacks. In a parallel version of the American Dream, Lansky, a young Jewish immigrant, graduated from back-alley gambling to bootlegging to becoming the criminal genius behind organized crime. Click here to purchase tickets online.