Athens Jewish Film Festival presents a special screening of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT, a 1947 controversial drama starring Gregory Peck, as recently widowed journalist, Phil Green, who, while conducting research for a national magazine publisher on anti-Semitism, poses as a Jew. According to film critic, Hal Erickson, "Green experiences all manner of prejudice, the most insidious being the subtle, 'gentleman's agreement' form of bigotry wherein anti-Jewish sentiments are merely taken for granted." Also starring Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield, this poignant film, based on Laura Z. Hobson's novel, was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm) and Best Director (Elia Kazan).
With light snacks at 5:00p provided by The National Restaurant, and post-film discussion led by Ciné Executive Director, Gabriel Wardell. This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.