Seeking recommendations for films about Jewish art and architecture
April 21, 2013 9:22 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for some great movies about the history of Jewish art and architecture. I am most curious to learn about ancient and medieval Judaica, but if you know of treatments of modern Jewish art and architecture that would be good to know about too. Any recommendations would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams to Religion & Philosophy (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Are you looking for documentaries, specifically? Or does something like Raiders of the Lost Ark fit the bill here? It does have that one early scene where Indy lectures to the government suits, after all...
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:07 AM on April 21, 2013

Response by poster: I was mostly thinking about documentaries, but now I might also watch some Indiana Jones!
posted by mortaddams at 10:26 AM on April 21, 2013

Art and Remembrance is about Felix Nussbaum.
posted by brujita at 10:36 AM on April 21, 2013

Look for Sephardi and/or Ladino movies and themes. The Jewish community on Spain was the longest lived one, for more than 1,000 years, before being expelled in 1492.

Very little info remains, and it is mostly incidental to other stories.
posted by kadmilos at 11:10 AM on April 21, 2013

Not quite what you're asking for, but My Architect is a fascinating documentary about the work of Louis I. Kahn, which includes a segment on his plans for rebuilding the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem
posted by Mchelly at 11:48 AM on April 21, 2013

Eric Mendelsohn designed several synagogues in the US. Incessant Visions is a recent documentary describing his work.
posted by rglass at 12:22 PM on April 21, 2013

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