DocNight: West Side Stories  {Presented by Maxine & Mark Rossman}

DocNight: West Side Stories
Presented by Maxine & Mark Rossman

2011, 56 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Colorado, History, Religion

Special DocNight presentation Thursday, February 16th at 7pm
Followed by a post film discussion with the filmmaker, Steve Feld, and a reception afterwards

Digital presentation - West Side Stories tells the story of the founding, growth and unlikely success of one of this country's most dynamic Jewish communities, as told by those who lived it. As early as the late 1800s, Jews from around the world found their way to the 'wild, wild west' of Denver, Colorado because of the gold rush, the tuberculosis epidemic and an ingenious scam. The community was unique in that it replicated exactly an eastern European shtetl in nearly every way. Later the community became famous as the childhood home of Golda Meir, Thomas Bopp who discovered the Hale-Bopp comet, and Theodore Maiman, the inventor of the laser. Several major US corporations including Mattel, Samsonite and Oxiclean also had their roots on Denver's Jewish west side.

DocNight is proudly sponsored by Maxine & Mark Rossman

DIRECTOR: Steve Feld

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