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MICHAEL WEINSTEIN, 67, of

Pompano Beach, Fla., died May 17,
2012.
He is survived by'Csister and
brother-in-lawdattund Larry
Shook of West Bloomfield; aunt,
Eleanor Peltz; many other loving
family members and friends.
Mr. Weinsin was the nephew of
the late Jack,Peltz, the late Virginia
and the late Alan Laffer; the son of
the late General William and the
late Evelyn Weinstein; the uncle of
the late Emily A. Shook.
Contributions may be made to
the American Diabetes Association
or to a charity of one's choice.
Interment took place at the
Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

DAVID
WINSTON, 101, of

Southfield, died
May 17, 2012.
He was a furni-
ture salesman.
Mr. Winston is
survived by his
daughter and son-

Winston

in-law, Freddie and Alan Harvith
of West Bloomfield; grandchildren,
Jackie and Jason Coleman, and
Joshua Harvith; sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Marcia and Bernard
Marofsky; Alan's mother, Sylvia
Harvith; nieces and nephews; care-
givers, Devonna, Janitta, Annie,
Cherice, Marguerita, Erica and
Andrea.
He was the beloved husband
of the late Beverly Winston;
the devoted brother of the late Lois
Mosesohn; loving cousin of the late
Arthur Lanski; the dear brother-in-
law of the late Lois Nager. He was
also predeceased by Alan's father,
the late Erwin Harvith.
Interment was at Clover Hill
Park Cemetery. Contributions may
be made to the Detroit Medical
Center, Sylvia and Erwin Harvith
Fund for the Blind, 3663 Woodward
Ave., Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48201-
9947; or Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, Rabbi Joseph Krafkoff's
Discretionary Fund, 27375 Bell
Road, Southfield, MI 48034, www.
shaareyzedek.org . Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.

Amos Vogel, film scholar, dies at 91

Alan D. Abbey

our conscious and unconscious,
demystify visual taboos, destroy
dated cinematic forms, and
mos Vogel, who pio-
undermine existing value systems
neered an appreciation
and institutions',' Scorsese said.
for avant-garde and
Vogel was born in Vienna and
experimental film and who co-
came to America as a teen after
founded the influential New York
escaping the Nazis in 1938. He
Amos Vogel
Film Festival, died April 24 at 91.
founded the now legendary film
Philadelphia film writer Sam Adams said
club Cinema 16 with his wife, Marcia, and exper-
Vogel helped "give birth" to understanding
imental filmmaker Maya Deren in 1947. Cinema
that films could consciously set out to become 16's members viewed avant-garde and indepen-
art. "He didn't just screen films," Adams said.
dent films by John Cassavetes, Roman Polanski,
"He very deliberately created a film culture
Kenneth Anger, Alain Resnais and others.
in New York — an educational and cultural
In the 2004 documentary, Film as a
environment. He Was very conscious of his
Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16,
pedagogical role:'
Vogel was portrayed as a fighter against the
Director Martin Scorsese said, "If you're look- conservatism of the film industry's Hays Code
ing for the origins of film culture in America,
and government censors. "I have remained a
look no further than Amos Vogel:'
radical," Vogel said in the film.
Vogel's 1974 book, Film as Subversive Art,
Vogel started the Annenberg Cinematheque
even though it has been out of print for many
at University of Pennsylvania, and taught there
years, was considered so ahead of his time that
and at Harvard University, New School for
the ideas he penned some 30 years ago are still
Social Research and New York University.
relevant today. The book looks at how "aesthet-
He collaborated with Maurice Sendak on
ic, sexual and ideological subversives use one of the 1963 children's book, How Little Lori
today's most powerful art forms to manipulate
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