Thu 12 April 2018 | 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
TalkHouse Tel Aviv - Beten 12, Tel Aviv,
Alon Gur Arie, a screenwriter and lecturer in the cinema, gave a lecture on the comedies created during World War II on both sides of the divide, and comedians who managed to touch the subject in a sensitive and still very funny way.
(The lecture will be translated into sign language).
What jokes did they tell about the occupied street under Nazi rule? How did a concentration camp turn into a set of cinematography? Who were the comedians who risked their lives for a joke? How was the movie “The Great Dictator” born when no Hollywood studio would invest in a comedy that scoffs at Hitler?
What was the Nazi response to Comedians Laurel and Hardy? How the best cultural heroes, including Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Porky Porky, and Popeye were brought into battle against Nazi propaganda and the counter-war of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
All this and more in a salute to the creators who dared to joke at the expense of the Nazi regime – fighters of the humor underground during World War II.