Dr Nathan Abrams: (Jewish) men and (gentile) women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way

FilmTalk 2010/2011: “I’ll have what she’s having” Jews loving gentiles; gentiles loving Jews

10 February 2011, 7pm at The Wiener Library

In this illustrated lecture, Nathan Abrams will explore possibly the greatest rom-com ever made, When Harry Met Sally. He will ask such important questions as: can men and women be friends, or does the sex part always get in the way? What makes Jews and gentiles so attractive to each other?

Nathan Abrams is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Bangor University. His most recent books include Jews & Sex (2008), Studying Film (2nd edn., 2010) and The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema (forthcoming).

FilmTalk Lectures are held at the Wiener Library, 4 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5BH and begin at 7.00pm.
Underground: Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street
Bus: C2, 18, 27, 30, 88, 453

Admission is free, but places are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute (t: +44 (0)20 7580 3493 or email ).

Click here for the entire programme of the FilmTalk series 2010/2011.

You can download the leaflet here.