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“When I tell people that a Jewish family once owned Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello, their jaws drop,” says director Steven Pressman.
When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, his daughter sold Monticello to pay off his debts. The Levys of Monticello, Pressman’s riveting new documentary, explores how Uriah Phillips Levy and his nephew, Jefferson Monroe Levy, rescued the property from bankruptcy and restored it for posterity.
Read Moment Film Editor Dina Gold’s review of the prize-winning Levys of Monticello, which was praised as a “well-researched documentary” for compellingly using “the history of Thomas Jefferson’s cherished home as a window to examine the history of Jewish and Black Americans.”
After outing Shy Baldwin, the singer who gave the comedian her big break, in the Season 3 finale, Rachel Brosnahan returns bashing on Shy. Never mind that she nearly ruined his life. Never mind that she betrayed his trust. With just a few jokes, her villainous turn is effortlessly transformed into righteous indignation. With the sudden loss of her big break, where can Mrs. Maisel go from here?