Westchester Celebrates Jewish Film 2010
"Filled with emotional power." (Hollywood Reporter)
Sunday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Westchester Premiere! The riveting, real life drama of a Jewish family, the Spiegels, that found refuge among German farmers for nearly three years during WWII. Based on the memoirs of now 97-year-old Marga Spiegel, it’s a fascinating account of rural life during wartime Westphalia, as the Spiegels sought shelter to escape deportation to the death camps. But it’s also a rich portrait of the complexity of relations within those German families that chose to shelter Jews, pitting them not only against neighbors and country, but sometimes against members of their own family. A powerfully told tale with an extraordinary cast, it’s a film of emotion and depth and nuance, as today, the names of these farmers are immortalized at the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel.
This is a special advance screening for the AJC-sponsored Westchester Jewish Film Festival, coming in April 2010.
Q&A's following each screening with Marga Spiegel, the film's 97-year-old subject and Ludi Boeken, the film's director. Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers). AJC Members may purchase tickets at the members price.
Ludi Boeken. 2009. 97 m. NR. France/Germany, German with subtitles. Menemsha Films.
Official Website / Trailer | Hollywood Reporter review | PDF of Flyer
See photos from the sold out screenings!