The JFCS Holocaust Center is pleased to co-present two films at this year’s festival!
Vitch | directed by Sigal Bujman
Eddie Vitch, a Polish Jewish entertainer and Hollywood caricaturist, found fame in pre-war Paris as a comedian. But in a dark twist, he spent the war years entertaining Nazi troops throughout Europe. This fascinating documentary follows his daughter as she unravels his moral mystery: Was he a collaborator, or “hiding in plain sight,” or simply surviving at any cost? Director Sigal Bujman in attendance at both screenings.
Cinearts Sequoia (Mill Valley) – Saturday, October 14, 3:00 PM
Century Larkspur (Larkspur) – Sunday, October 15, 2:30 PM
The Invisibles | directed by Claus Räfle
In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews.” But in fact there were still 7,000 Jews hiding in the Nazi capital, protected by courageous Berliners. The Invisibles tells the stories of four of these survivors, interweaving their testimony with highly accomplished dramatizations, an unusual hybrid approach that brings edge-of-the-seat suspense to their years spent underground.
Smith Rafael Film Center (San Rafael) – Thursday, October 12, 12:00 PM
Century Larkspur (Larkspur) – Saturday, October 14, 12:45 PM
Smith Rafael Film Center (San Rafael) – Sunday, October 15, 11:15 AM