March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Run Time: 94 minutes
Poignant stories of dramatic rescue and self-sacrifice make THE RESCUERS a compelling film about genocide and those who have resisted its consuming wave of violence. By examining the brave actions of defiant international diplomats who saved thousands of Jews from the death camps in World War II, Stephanie Nyombayire—a young Rwandan peace activist—hopes to prevent future genocides and shed light on her homeland's recent atrocities. She embarks on a journey with acclaimed Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert, recording the remarkable stories of those who experienced the miracle of rescue. The stories they uncover are a testament to the efforts of so many unsung heroes who risked their lives, breaking laws and defying the commands of their superiors, towards the most crucial cause of all; the preservation of human life. As fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors remain to tell their stories, Michael King's emotional documentary provides a crucial new perspective on the resistance to genocide that should be a valuable resource for generations to come. – S.H.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM
Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 1:30 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Standing Up Competition
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Focus On Filmmakers
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Michael King is an Emmy award winning American producer, writer, and director. A graduate of Connecticut College, he recently received the 2010 Harriet Buescher Lawrence '34 Prize for his lifework in film and television. In 2009, he was awarded Switzerland's Carl Lutz Medal of Freedom.
"Making A Living" (1995), "Vanity Kills" (1997), "Bangin'" (1999), "Rapping with Shakespeare" (2008), "Crenshaw Nights" (2008), THE RESCUERS (2011)