2022 Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival

The Levys of Monticello

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When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all of its possessions. The Levys of Monticello is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century – far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The remarkable story of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    71 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Steven Pressman
  • Screenwriter
    Steven Pressman
  • Cast
    Anthony Giles, Jackie Judd, Peter Riegert
  • Editor
    Richard Levien
  • Music
    Andrew Shewell