Directed by Steven Pressman
When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all of its possessions. The Levys of Monticello is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century – far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The remarkable story of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.
The Levys of Monticello
Building Bridges Jury Prize - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2022
Audience Award for Best Documentary - Washington DC Jewish Film Festival 2022
Audience Award for Best Documentary - Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2022