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About The Film

After a whirlwind romance, a Polish Jewish mathematician (Philippe Tlokinski) moves to Los Alamos, New Mexico, with his new French wife (Esther Garrel, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) to work on a top-secret project with a team of other young, brilliant immigrant scientists whose work led to the creation of the hydrogen bomb. Based on Stanislaw Ulam's autobiography, ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN is the fascinating story of one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, who remained humbled and haunted by his most momentous achievement.

Director Bio

 Thor-Klein headshot 130x130 Thorsten (Thor) Klein is a writer/director from a working class background born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, now based in Berlin, Germany. He studied screenwriting at the prestigious German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). His debut feature film as writer/director was LOST PLACE, the first German mystery- thriller shot in 3D and mixed in Dolby Atmos.

 

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Film Details:

Director: Thor Klei
Country: Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
Language: English, Polish w/English subtitles
Running Time: 102m
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama
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Rating/Warning: PG

Subjects:

  • Atomic/Hydrogen Bomb
  • Autobiography
  • Book Adaptation
  • Los Alamos
  • Mathematicians
  • Polish Jews
  • Romance
  • Science/Scientists
  • World War II

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Streaming Timeframe: Sun. March 14, 5pm - Wed. March 17, 5pm (sales end 2 hrs before; no grace period after 72-hour timeframe expires)
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This is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own, whereupon they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their mother and father started: to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Director Bio

Johanne-Helgeland- headshot 130x130 Johanne Helgeland is a Norwegian director. She was educated at The Norwegian Film School. THE CROSSING is her feature film debut. She is also one of the most experienced female commercial film directors in Norway and has directed shorts, music videos and TV-series.

 

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Film Details:

Original Title: Flukten over grensen
Director
: Johanne Helgeland
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian w/English subtitle
Running Time: 90m
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama
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Rating/Warning: PG

Subjects:

  • Childhood
  • Friendship
  • Holocaust
  • Norwegian Jews
  • Nazis
  • WWII

 

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Travel writer Michael (John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C, The Good Wife) arrives in Tel Aviv on assignment after suffering a personal tragedy. He just wants to grieve, do his research quietly, and go home. But when he sublets a flat from Tomer, a handsome film student who has nowhere else to stay, Michael offers him the couch in exchange for showing him around the energetic local scene. They couldn't be more different, though: Michael, 55, is married and long settled into life with his husband back home, while Tomer is young and messy, a free spirit with little responsibility. Over seven days, they form an intense bond that transforms both of their lives in unexpected ways. The latest film from Eytan Fox (YOSSI & JAGGER, WALK ON WATER, THE BUBBLE) evokes humor, charm, and human connection.

Director Bio

Eytan-Fox-photo-Filippo-Milani 130x130 Eytan Fox is an Israeli film director. Born in New York City and immigrated to Israel at age 2. He grew up in Jerusalem, served in the army, and studied at Tel Aviv University's school of Film and Television. He is openly gay and many of his films contain themes of homosexuality as well as the effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has on interpersonal relationships. Films include YOSSI & JAGGER, WALK ON WATERTHE BUBBLE.

Photo by Filipo Milani.

 

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Film Details:

Director: Eytan Fox
Country: Israel, USA
Language: English, Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 89m
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama
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Rating/Warning: PG-13

Subjects:

  • GLBTQ+
  • Journalism
  • Tel Aviv
  • Travel

 

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Streaming Timeframe: Sat.. March 6, 7pm - Tues. March 9, 7pm (sales end 2 hrs before; no grace period after 72-hour timeframe expires)
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In this gripping Italian drama, the son of an Italian Holocaust survivor begins to doubt the ethics of his actions at an accident scene. A renowned surgeon, Simon Segre (Allessandro Gassman, son of famed actor Vittorio Gassman) leads a quiet life in an upscale neighborhood in an elegant apartment. Sworn to save lives, he struggles with the repercussions of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run-accident and the irreparable damage to the victim's family. Remorseful, he hires the man's daughter, with whom he forms an unlikely alliance, and entangles with her neo-Nazi brother. THOU SHALT NOT HATE is a powerful reflection on the legacy of anti-Semitism in contemporary Italy and poses profound questions about redemption in the face of hate.

The debut feature film of director Mauro Mancini premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won Awards for Best Italian Film and Best Actor.

 

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Director Bio

Mauro-Mancini-headshot 130x130  Award-winning director and screenwriter Mauro Mancini began his career in 2005 with the short film OUR SECRET (2006). Over the years, he has shot commercials, music videos, documentaries and short movies. His first feature film, THOU SHALT NOT HATE (2020), was presented in the Film Critic's Week competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

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Film Details:

Original Title: Non odiare
Director
: Mauro Mancini
Country: Italy, Poland
Language: Italian w/English subtitles
Running Time: 96m
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama
Rating/Warning: R
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Subjects:

  • Holocaust
  • Italy
  • Neo-Nazis
  • Second Generation
  • Skinheads

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Streaming Timeframe: Wed. March 17, 7pm - Sat. March 20, 7pm (sales end 2 hrs before; no grace period after 72-hour timeframe expires)
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Zoom Conversation:
Thu. March 18, 7pm with American radio host Martin Goldsmith, co-screenwriter, who appears in the film based on his conversations with his father. Moderated by Mina Miller of Music of Remembrance (link emailed 1hr before).
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American radio host Martin Goldsmith never knew what really happened to his parents Georg (Günther) and Rosemarie before their escape from Germany in 1941. "Winter Journey" is based on his book about his Jewish parents, who fled Nazi Germany. In the film adaptation, as he confronts his father over a long weekend several decades later, we are brought back to the 1930s, when his parents were talented musicians. After the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in 1935, they were only able to perform as members of the Kulturbund, or Jewish Cultural Federation, a remarkable arts organization that was used as a propaganda tool by Joseph Goebbels and the Reich Chamber of Culture. Martin questions Georg about his time in Germany and the pact he made with the devil before fleeing to start a new life in the U.S. in 1941.

WINTER JOURNEY plays remarkably and ingenuously with edited archival images, historical reconstructions, and reenactments of the actual conversations Goldsmith had with his father. Goldsmith himself is the unseen interviewer, while a vulnerable Bruno Ganz (WINGS OF DESIRE, THE TOBACCONIST) delivers a sublime performance as his father in the actor's final role.

Guest Bios

Martin-Goldsmith Whitman-headshot 130x130  Costar and co-screenwriter Martin Goldsmith, is the author of The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany, which tells the riveting story of the Kulturbund, an all-Jewish performing arts ensemble maintained by the Nazis between 1933 and 1941, an ensemble that included Goldsmith's parents. His book is the basis of the acclaimed film WINTER JOURNEY, co-written by Goldsmith, directed by Anders Ostergaard, and starring the late Bruno Ganz. Goldsmith is also the author of Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, the story of his grandfather and uncle, who were two of the more than 900 passengers on the ill-fated Jewish refugee ship St. Louis in 1939, and his own six-week journey in their footsteps in 2011. Goldsmith has been a classical music radio programmer and presenter for forty-nine years. From 1989 to 1999, he served as the host of "Performance Today," National Public Radio's daily classical music program, which won the coveted Peabody Award for broadcasting during his tenure. Semi-retired from Sirius XM Satellite Radio in Washington, DC, where he served as the company's Director of Classical Music Programming starting in 2000, Goldsmith now hosts music programs on weekend afternoons. 
 Mina Miller headshot Moderator: Mina Miller, Executive Director of Music of Remembrance, is a recognized authority on Holocaust-era music and musicians, and has lectured internationally on the precious cultural and artistic legacy that escaped Nazi destruction. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and earned her PhD in Music from New York University. As a pianist, she has performed solo recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, the Tivoli International Music Festival (Copenhagen), and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland). She can be heard on the MOR recordings of Laitman's Vedem (Naxos 2011) and Heggie's For a Look or a Touch (Naxos 2008) as the pianist in Laitman's song cycle The Seed of Dream, and Cipullo's After Life as the pianist in In Sleep The World Is Yours. She received the Pathfinder Award from The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa in May 2003. In 2006, the Women's Endowment Foundation (a supporting foundation of The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle) named her a Phenomenal Woman honoree. In 2018 she was honored by the Washington State Jewish Historical Society as an Agent of Change, one of twenty remarkable women in the state, and was the recipient of the Consul General of Japan Award.

Director Bios

Anders Østergaard was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and is a director and writer known for Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (2008), Gasolin' (2006) and Tintin and I (2004). He graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalist. His preferred approach involves both observational and expository documentary types and draw on a mix of archival material and new recordings, combining a sense of documentary authencity with psychological intimacy.

Erzsébet Rácz was born in Hungary in 1971 and grew up behind the Iron Curtain. In 2001 she moved to Berlin and graduated in scriptwriting from DFFB. She is an award winning screenwriter. She teaches at the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest and dffb Berlin.

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Film Details:

Director: Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz
Language: English, German w/English subtitles
Running Time: 90m 
Country: Denmark, Germany
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama/Biographical Documentary
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Subjects:

  • Biography
  • Father-Son
  • German Jews
  • Memory
  • Music/Musicians
  • Nuremberg Laws

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