Theatre Kavanah RAISE THE ROOF film screening 11 May 2017
Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio to embark on a 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwodziec synagogue. Leading more than 300 students and professionals from 16 countries, the Browns grapple not just with the echoes of World War II, when these buildings were destroyed by the Nazis, but also with warped timbers, tricky paints, and period hand tools.
By the end of the project, they have done more than reconstruct a lost synagogue: they have recovered a lost world.
In 2014, the Gwozdziec roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
There will be a Q&A with filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky following the screening.
This film provides context for Theatre Kavanah's culminating event on May 19-21. Join us as we premiere a staged reading of Joy Cohen's OF THE BETTER KIND, a story featuring Burlington, Vermont's own Lost Shul (Synagogue) mural. For information and tickets, click here.
- Running time is 85 minutes
- View the movie trailer here
- Wheelchair accessible
- Presented by Theatre Kavanah
- A Trillium Studios Production
- Distributed by the National Center for Jewish Film
- All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Main Street Landing Film House (View)
60 Lake Street
Burlington , VT 05401
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|