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Adam Baum and the Jew Movie
     

Adam Baum and the Jew Movie

by Daniel Goldfarb
 

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In Hollywood in 1946, Jewish movie mogul Sam Baum hires gentile screenwriter Garfield Hampson Jr. to script a film about anti-Semitism. Through a series of intense and engaging meetings about the screenplay, both men are challenged to redefine their ideas about racism and about art. Ultimately Sam realizes he must reconcile his cultural and religious identity with

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In Hollywood in 1946, Jewish movie mogul Sam Baum hires gentile screenwriter Garfield Hampson Jr. to script a film about anti-Semitism. Through a series of intense and engaging meetings about the screenplay, both men are challenged to redefine their ideas about racism and about art. Ultimately Sam realizes he must reconcile his cultural and religious identity with his duties as film producer, mentor and father. Intelligent, funny, and complex, this critically-acclaimed first play was nominated for the Dramatist's Guild Hull-Warriner Award, and won the 2000 NY Newsday Oppenheimer Award.

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Time
Stocked with uneasy questions about self-deception and self-hatred.
Variety
Comic genius.
NY Daily News
The script has a complexity that is rare by today's dumb-and-dumber standards. Here, after all, is a play that understands just how insidious prejudice is and also how racist attitudes can be lurking in the most unexpected places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822220145
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
56

Meet the Author

Daniel Goldfarb's Adam Baum and the Jew Movie premiered off-Broadway in the fall of 1999, won the 2000 NY Newsday Oppenheimer Award, and was nominated for the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award. His play Modern Orthodox recently completed a record-breaking run at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. Daniel has received commissions from South Coast Repertory Theatre and the Roundabout Theatre Company; grants from Lincoln Center's Lecomte du Nouy Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and has had residencies at Sundance, New York Stage & Film, the Cape Cod Theater Project, and with the Atlantic Theater Company. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and New York University, where he now teaches playwriting and screenwriting. Born and raised in Toronto, Daniel lives in New York.

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