Filmmaker Aviva Kempner - 'The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg'

Tenley-Friendship Library

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner - 'The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg'

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 7 p.m.

Life and Times of Hank Greenberg ImageJoin us for a lecture and screening by filmmaker Aviva Kempner. Kempner will lecture on the story of Hank Greenberg and screen special extra footage from her new special edition commemorative 2-disc DVD, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. The documentary was originally released in 2000 and is a Peabody Award-winning film.

The lecture will include a Q&A session with the filmmaker. Copies of the new 2-disc special edition commemorative DVD will be available for purchase.

Aviva Kempner's career goal is to make historical films about unknown Jewish heroes. Kempner has been making independent films since 1979. Kempner is the child of a Holocaust survivor and a U.S. Army officer, born in Berlin, Germany after WWII. Besides writing, directing, and producing critically acclaimed films, Kempner is the founder of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and writes film reviews among many other accomplishments.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library and the University of Michigan Alumni Association.