The Adventures of Saul Bellow

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Director(s):Asaf Galay
United States
Running Time:85 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere


Saul Bellow’s chronicles of post-war American Jewish life have influenced generations of readers and writers alike. In the first documentary about Bellow’s work, life, and legacy, Asaf Galay (The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer, BJFF 2015) presents previously restricted footage and interviews with Bellows’ family and writers like Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth, and Martin Amis. This examination of Bellow's influence on American literature and his role as a public figure dealing with issues of race, gender, and the immigrant experience, makes this a must-see for any Bellow reader.


Selection, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2021

Selection, HotDocs 2021


PLEASE NOTE: This film is only available to Massachusetts residents.


*Film contains adult content.


Live conversation with director Asaf Galay, moderated by Professor Saul Zaritt on Sunday, November 14, 3:00pm included with purchase of ticket or pass.


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