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Sunday Cinema: Carvalho's Journey

Sunday Cinema: Carvalho's Journey

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm

4 Weeks in February | 4 Films About Jewish Journeys 

4 Special Speakers Leading 4 Post-Show Discussions

Each film $18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students & Spertus alumni
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A real-life, 19th-century American Western adventure story.

Carvalho’s Journey tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew who became one of the first photographers to document the sweeping vistas of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and California. Traveling across treacherous terrain alongside mountain men, pioneers, Native Americans, and Mormons, Carvalho produced beautiful art, including daguerreotypes that became the lens through which the world first viewed the American West.

Chicago Premiere!

Steve Rivo, who wrote and directed the film, was present for a post-screening discussion.

Read about the film in Huffpost Arts & Culture

Steve RivoEmmy-Nominated Filmmaker Steve Rivo introduced the film and led a post-show discussion. Rivo has produced, directed, and written projects for PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and Discovery, as well as for filmmakers Alex Gibney, Robert Redford, Morgan Spurlock, and Ric Burns. He was a producer of New York: A Documentary Film, Eugene O'Neil, and Ansel Adams for PBS and a writer/director for the CNN series Death Row Stories

Sunday Cinema Film Series

See all four films! 

Raise the Roof
February 7 at 2 pm

Carvalho's Journey
February 14 at 2 pm

Camera Obscura
February 21 at 2 pm

How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire
February 28 at 2 pm


Series Sponsors
The Wilkow Family
Krueck + Sexton Architects

Film Sponsor
Central Building & Preservation

Viki & Tom Rivkin

Films provided by

The National Center for Jewish Film