IN DARKNESS - A special pre-release screening presented by the LA JFF
SNEAK PREVIEW * FREE SCREENING
Discussion to follow film with Holocaust Scholar Michael Berenbaum and Naomi Pfefferman-Magid, Arts Editor of the Jewish Journal.
IN DARKNESS is the story of Leopold Socha (Robert Więckiewicz,) a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a German occupied city in Poland, who encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto, and hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews, as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha's conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as the men, women and children in hiding all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger. IN DARKNESS was filmed on location in Poland and Germany as well as Berlin's Studio Babelsberg where the crew and cast worked in recreated water-filled sewers.
Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland is considered one of the world's most important women directors. She has made films in her native Poland and in the United States including the Academy Award nominated "Europa, Europa" and "Angry Harvest." She has received numerous awards including the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Europa, Europa). She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for the pilot of the HBO series "Treme." She co-wrote Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors : White and Three Colors : Blue, and was mentored early on in her career by Polish master Andrzej Wajda.
Sponsored by the Jewish Journal
In partnership with the Anti-Defamation League
Laemmle's Town Center 5 (View)
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|