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Nathan-ism, film screening & director talkback

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of Nathan-ism, a documentary film about “outsider artist,” Nathan Hilu. Following the screening there will be a talkback with director Elan Golod about the film.

About the film:
Nathan-ism tells the story of Nathan Hilu, the son of Syrian Jewish immigrants to New York, who at the end of World War II received a life-changing assignment from the U.S. Army: guarding the top Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. This experience fueled a lifetime of artistic inspiration for Nathan, a virtually unknown “outsider artist,” who spent the next 70 years obsessively creating a visual narrative from his memories to share with a world that doesn’t always listen.

About Elan Golod (Director/Editor)
After first being exposed to filmmaking during his military service in Israel, Elan has worked in the New York film industry as an editor on a wide range of projects and as a short-form documentary director. After being part of the editing team on Mike Birbiglia’s film “Sleepwalk with Me” (Sundance, SXSW), Elan co-directed and edited the documentary short “Mike Birbiglia: How to Make What This Is”. While working on “Nathan-ism”, he also co-edited Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” (SXSW, Tribeca) and Maya Zinshtein’s documentary “‘Til Kingdom Come” (DocAviv, IDFA).


June 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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