Followed by a Q&A with guest speaker Ben Peter (Pri-Or Photo House owner and grandson of Rudi Weissenstein), and locally recognized photographer Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin. Reception to follow sponsored by Lil Raen.
At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Pri-Or Photo House" her late husband Rudi's life's work was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help. A special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments a journey that requires a lot of love, courage, and compassion.
*Directed by Tamar Tal *Israel-Germany, 2011 *60 minutes *Hebrew & German with English Subtitles
This event is made possible in part with the support of the Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival
This film is being screened with the accompanying internationally travelling show of the photography of Rudi Weissenstein called "Your Fortunate Eyes". This and the work of locally recognized photographer Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin will be exhibition from February 5 through March 18.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Tickets: $10 General Public $8 JCC members, Film Society members, Walker Art Center members, students and seniors
ALL TICKETS ARE WILL-CALL and will be held at the box office under your name for pick up right before the film.
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ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Sabes JCC Theatre
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416