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Baruch College Hosts Screening of "Red Father," A Film by Tova Beck-Friedman, Nov. 17

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NEW YORK, NY- November 10, 2014 - Baruch College and The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center invite you to a screening and discussion with director Tova Beck-Friedman on her new film, “Red Father,” on Monday, November 17.

In the documentary, “Red Diaper Baby”, Janet Ades scrutinizes her father’s Communist legacy. She admires the father who confronted legal racism, fought fascism in Spain and was repeatedly blacklisted. Nonetheless, she does not spare her criticism of the Communist Party’s conduct.

There will be post-film discussion with the following panelists: Tova Beck-Friedman, film director and producer; Janet Ades, daughter of Bernard Ades; George Rappoport, historian; Maria Mitchell, Minnesota Association for Black Lawyers; and, Joseph Moore, lawyer and author of Murder on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Tova Beck-Friedman is a multi-media artist and a writer, working in video, photography and sculpture, and is the recipient of several grants and artist residencies.
Her work has been shown internationally in festivals, museums, galleries, and television programs including: The International Artists’ Museum, at the 50th Venice Biennale; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; New Jersey State Museum; Yeshiva University Museum in New York; The Jerusalem Cinematheque; The Newark Museum; The Norwegian Short Film Festival at Grimstad; International Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany; and, the Parnu International Film Festival, Estonia.


Free and open to the public. To reserve your seat, e-mail:


WHAT:   Red Father: A Film Screening with Director Tova Beck-Friedman

WHEN:   Monday, November 17, 2014

               6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Baruch Performing Arts,

               Engelman Recital Hall

               55 Lexington Ave., enter on 25th Street



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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