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I stopped going to Holocaust-themed movies a few years ago because I realized that the extent and invention of Nazi brutality was inexhaustible. What seemed to be the most horrifying torment in one movie was surpassed by the next. This movie is a reprieve, of sorts, and is a survival story of the most extraordinary kind. Take a look at the trailer and see if you don't agree. The producer, Rafi Marmor, will make a rare Sunday appearance for a Q&A after the show, moderated by documentary filmmaker Jon Kean, Board Secretary of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
Tickets are not yet available, but I'll let you know when they are.
Dinner after the movie will be posted separately.
In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis—and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told. It was life... like No Place On Earth.
Don't think I'll be able to make it - but I so agree Lindsie. After I saw Schindler's list I felt like, "I get it" - I can't handle any more holocaust movies! I don't shy away from tough stories and scenes, but watching anymore of that pain just seemed.....unnecessary. This DOES sound like a good story.
0 · April 4