Rosenwald Reviews

October 29, 2015
Marvelous ...
September 25, 2015
"Rosenwald" offers a compelling story of a man who obviously believed that giving is living.
September 17, 2015
The film is right in line with Kempner's other works...but as long as she keeps excavating these illuminating treasures of the Jewish-American past, that she's not doing anything radically new fades in importance.
September 10, 2015
Inspiring as the story of Julius Rosenwald is, there's little in the film that illuminates what kind of man this heroic philanthropist was.
September 4, 2015
Most viewers will likely have little-to-no familiarity with the events recounted in this documentary, and are guaranteed to leave the theater feeling enlightened and perhaps more than a touch gobsmacked.
September 3, 2015
Kempner has also interviewed people whose lives were shaped by Rosenwald's charity, and their cultural reminiscences give a strong feeling for what he was all about.
August 28, 2015
More than awe, the film provokes gratitude for what this man did.
August 27, 2015
"Rosenwald" used to be a name to conjure with, but no more, and that is a shame this vivid, engaging documentary attempts to do something about.
August 27, 2015
Like her subject, Kempner's film doesn't try to be flashy or stylish.
August 27, 2015
This stirring documentary evokes a vision of American comity from a past that speaks to the present.
August 27, 2015
"Rosenwald" isn't just a portrait of a great, selfless American and his powerful company, but an excavation of an ugly strain of our own history, and a reminder of what one person can do to uproot it.
August 21, 2015
Revelatory biography of Rosenwald, whose beneficence made him an influence on much of 20th century American life.
August 21, 2015
Rosenwald tells the remarkable story of a remarkable man.
August 13, 2015
[A] rich and fascinating biography.