18 2021

Just Reel Education: The Last Laugh, A Film Discussion

4:00PM - 5:00PM  


Contact Jeremy Lisitza

February 18, 2021 4:00PM EDT

"The Last Laugh"

Post Film Screening Discussion with filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein and Dr. Michael Berenbaum  

This film will be available starting Monday, February 15, 2021.

THE LAST LAUGH is a feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If we make the Holocaust off limits, what are the implications for other controversial subjects (such as 9/11, AIDS, racism, etc.) in a society that prizes freedom of speech?