Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival presents ‘The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg’
The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg
Documentary | 40 min | English | Directed by Geoffrey George
October 17 • 2 p.m.
Legendary cartoonist Rube Goldberg (1886-1970) was one of the great cultural icons of the 20th Century. His drawings of unwieldy fantasy inventions became a fixture of American popular entertainment and cemented his reputation as one of the most astute and prescient satirists of The Machine Age. In “The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg,” director Geoffrey George (Goldberg’s youngest grandchild,) explores Rube’s life, as well as the influence of his legacy, which continues to inspire new generations of creative thinkers, today.
The program will include a Q&A with Geoffrey George, as well as selected shorts from “Joseph’s Machines,” featuring modern “Rube Goldberg Machines” constructed by kinetic artist Joseph Herscher.
This film and event is FREE to the public and is available throughout the festival.
OCTOBER 14-DECEMBER 20, 2021
Two concurrent exhibitions illuminating the career and legacy of the celebrated and influential cartoonist Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). The exhibitions largely comprise rare original drawings, sculpture, & memorabilia from the personal collection of Goldberg’s youngest grandchild, St. Paul-based filmmaker Geoffrey George.
Simplicity Made Complex: The Life and Legacy of Rube Goldberg
Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis
Simplicity Made Complex features the breadth of Goldberg’s life and career, with emphasis on his trademark machines that perform simple tasks through exhaustively complex means.
Complexity Made Simple: The Political Cartoons of Rube Goldberg
HERMAN J. BIRNBERG GALLERY
Minnesota JCC Capp Center St.Paul
Complexity Made Simple takes an inverse view of Goldberg’s work, focusing on his political cartooning, and ability to distill a complex geopolitical landscape into a single image.
ON CONCURRENT DISPLAY IN THE SABES & CAPP CENTER HALLWAY EXHIBITION AREAS: WORKS BY THOMAS GEORGE (1918–2014), RUBE GOLDBERG’S SON
Mr. George’s works are in the collections of the world’s leading cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the National Museum of American Art, amongst others including many prestigious awards and residencies worldwide.