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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, who 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.

Note: There is a seating capacity of 370 at The Loft Cinema, plus a limited number of wheel chair seat spaces. Please reserve your in-person seats as soon as possible, season pass holders must arrive at the theater by 6:40pm to be guaranteed a seat. Should the online tickets for the in-person screening be sold out, you are welcome to try stand-by seating. If you need wheel chair seating, please let us know at filmfest@tucsonjcc.org so we can confirm your space.

POST-FILM PROGRAM | WED, JAN 18 AT THE LOFT CINEMA IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING OF THE FILM The film’s director, Steven Pressman, will be in conversation with Jennifer Selco, Tucson J Director of Jewish Life and Learning, about the making of the film and the messages of history that are relevant today.

Sponsored by Mary and Barry Ganapol

Sponsored by Aubrey and Deanna Mendelow

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