Film: The Adventures of Saul Bellow

Monday, Nov 15, 2021

Monday, November 15 at 7 pm ET
$15 GA- Click Here for Tickets
In Person at the National Museum of American Jewish History
enter code “nmajhPJFM41” at check-out for a $5 discount

Movies are back! Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM), formerly known as Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, is back with its 41st Annual Jewish Film Festival. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema! Fall Fest will take place both *in theaters and venues throughout Philadelphia and stream on-demand. This evening will feature the film “The Adventures of Saul Bellow.

COVID-19: Proof of vaccination with ID is required for entry. Masking is required inside all areas of the Museum, which will be limited in capacity. A photo of your vaccination card on your phone will be accepted.

About The Film
The first major documentary on the celebrated Jewish American writer, Saul Bellow, is also a finalist for the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. Tracing the iconic author’s influence on American literature, director and PJFF alumnus Asaf Galay delves into Bellow’s legendary life and career, using his major works as both territory and map for how the author related to the most critical issues of his time. Exploring Bellow’s approach to race, gender, and the Jewish American post-war immigrant experience, Galay weaves together excerpts from Bellow’s novels and the recollections and observations of his contemporaries. Featuring interviews with the late great Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, and Martin Amis, THE ADVENTURES OF SAUL BELLOW is a must-see doc for Bellow fans and a comprehensive primer for newbies interested in learning more about Bellow and his contributions to 20th century American Jewish literature.

Watch the Trailer

Questions or Comments?
Call PJFM at (215) 545-4400, email, or visit the PJFM official website.

Please Note: masks are required inside the National Museum of American Jewish History, which will be limited in capacity.


This program is presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History