july, 2022

sun24jul(jul 24)12:00 amsun07aug(aug 7)11:50 pmThe Levys of MonticelloPART OF THE 2022 SUMMER SERIESEvent Type:Collection of films,Virtual screeningGenre:DocumentaryLanguage:EnglishSubjects:American Jewish Life,Biography,HistoryGeographic information:Viewable in Texas only

Event Details

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. A new film from Steven Pressman (50 Children).

Runtime: 72 minutes

Director: Steven Pressman

The Levys of Monticello trailer.