JFEST Virtual Film Event: The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 8:00pm ET
Free on Virtual J, Registration Required
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We are thrilled to share that JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement continues this spring, with a very special film event, The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg.

Legendary cartoonist Rube Goldberg (1886-1970), an American born son of German Jewish immigrant parents, was one of the great cultural icons and storytellers of the 20th Century. His drawings of unwieldy fantasy inventions became a fixture of American popular entertainment and cemented his reputation as one of the most influential satirists of The Machine Age. In “The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg,” director Geoffrey George (Rube Goldberg’s youngest grandchild,) explores Rube’s life, as well as the influence of his legacy, which inspires new generations of creative thinkers today.

This 50-minute program will include a live chat feature with filmmaker Geoffrey George, and other special guests.

About JFest

Join us for JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement – a Jewish Arts festival that offers high quality cultural and educational content delivered to you on Virtual J. JFest transcends boundaries by delivering rich, Jewish cultural arts content on a continental level, online and in-person, and ignites storytelling, building resilience across all our communities. Throughout the year, JFest programs explores three core themes of storytelling: How to Tell Your Story, How Others Tell Our Story, and How History Tells Our Story. Through dynamic programs and partnerships with Artist-Educators from around the world, JFest invites you to tell your own story, and keep us connected even when we’re apart.


JFEST is a Signature Program of JCC Association of North America, and an official partner of Jewish American Heritage Month. All programs and events for JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement are made possible through funds granted by The Covenany Foundation, with additional support from The Pertzik Fund for Arts and Culture. This program is presented in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.