The first film, which will screen in January, titled Who Will Write Our History, tells the story of a resistance group in the Warsaw Ghetto. The screening will be co-presented with a local Synagogue (Kehillath Shalom Synagogue) and will include a post-film discussion led by Rabbi Lina Zerbarini. The second film, Nobody Wants Us, recounts the experiences of a group of Jewish refugees who were denied entry to the United States. This event will feature an in-person discussion with the film’s director and representatives from the Sousa Mendes Foundation. The final screening, taking place in March, is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank’s life through the examination of her diary.
Anne Frank Parallel Stories
On Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30 the Cinema Arts Centre will be taking part in a global cinema event titled Anne Frank Parallel Stories.
Anne Frank Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank's life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary --and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation -- the documentary takes audiences into Anne's room within the secret annex of her family's hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories. (92 min.)
Program Event Fees: $12 Cinema Arts Centre Members | $17 Public