East Endings documents a night at Bloom’s in May, 1993 – then one of the last remaining kosher restaurants in Whitechapel. Harry Blacker, renowned cartoonist and satirist of British Jewry, arrives to celebrate his 83rd birthday. Greeted by a group of old friends including Anna Tzelniker, Barnet Litvinoff, Bill Fishman, Brian Sewell, Simon Blumenfeld, and Rabbi Lionel Blue, they spend the evening together reminiscing about the Jewish East End of the 1930s: its humour, history, and politics of solidarity.

This screening is followed by a Q&A with director Mark Jay.

Illustration by Jacob Read.

the social history of Jewish London at its most personal
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