More than 40 films will compete in the three feature film juried competitions at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival for $30,000 in cash prizes.
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
NAME OF FILM: JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
DIRECTOR(S): Oren Rudavsky
STARRING: Daniel Albert, Lauren Ambrose, Nicholson Baker
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Joseph Pulitzer began as a penniless Jewish immigrant from Hungary and grew into one of America’s most admired and feared media figures. His New York newspaper The World spoke to an unprecedented number of readers and maintained powerful journalistic and artistic ideals through its ascent. In 1908, in a notable parallel to contemporary debates, for example, Teddy Roosevelt accused an elderly Pulitzer of libel for a piece that harshly criticized the Panama Canal, threatening imprisonment and sending his reputation reeling.
The 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival will take place January 9 to 22, 2019, featuring new work as well as restored classics.