Boulder Jewish Film Festival: Jews of the Wild West

sun13nov3:30 pmsun5:30 pmBoulder Jewish Film Festival: Jews of the Wild West


November 13, 2022 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT-06:00)

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Denver filmmaker Amanda Kinsey has created a fascinating documentary highlighting the contributions of dynamic Jewish Americans who helped tame the West, including numerous Colorado pioneers. From Wyatt Earp’s Jewish wife to the Denver family that founded Samsonite and the creator of blue jeans whose name lives on when anyone dons a pair of Levis, this revelatory foray into Jewish history covers a wide gamut of accomplishments that will surprise most viewers. Did you know that by the end of the 19th century, nearly every notorious town in the Wild West had a Jewish mayor? By illuminating an unfamiliar chapter in the Jewish immigration story, Kinsey changes our perception of the American West. VIEW THE TRAILER.

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