Film: Jews of the Wild West

Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:00 pm ET
In Person at the Weitzman

Click Here for Tickets – $15

Philadelphia Premiere
One may not necessarily associate Jews with the emblems of the American Wild West; cowboys, horseback riding, saloons with their usual swinging doors. In Jews of the Wild West, viewers are presented with a long-forgotten, unheard of chapter of American history: the efforts and accomplishments that thousands of Jews made in shaping the Western frontier. Who knew, for example, that Broncho Billy Anderson, considered to be Hollywood’s first celebrity cowboy, was Jewish? Who knew that even Golda Meir herself, the famed prime minister of Israel, lived in Colorado? With incredible archival footage and interviews of present-day relatives of the little-known Jews of the Wild West, this remarkable debut from director Amanda Marshall Kinsey is a testament to the historic achievements Jews have made throughout all parts of America.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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This program is part of Lindy SummerFest 2022 and is presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History