Join us as we screen the second film in the Ring Family Jewish Film Festival: Screening Jewish Women in the 20th Century.
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg looks at the life and career of Gertrude Berg, creator, writer, and star of The Goldbergs, a popular 1930s radio show that was subsequently a weekly TV program. Berg pioneered the family based sitcom format by presenting an outwardly Jewish family that wore its immigrant heritage on its sleeve.
The film also examines the stand Berg took against McCarthyism when she refused to fire her longtime costar Philip Loeb, who resigned to prevent the cancellation of the show and later committed suicide.
Refreshments will be served after the screening.
The film festival is funded by the Ring Family Fund and sponsored by Oberlin Hillel.