Holocaust Museum to screen ‘Life is Beautiful’

The next film in the 2018 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be “Life is Beautiful” (“La Vita e Bella”), screening at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

Academy Award winner Roberto Benigni portrays an Italian Jewish librarian whose family becomes ensnared in the Holocaust. As a doting father, he employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. This film also won an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film

Introductory remarks and postscreening discussion will be facilitated by Robert A. Cohn, Editor–in-Chief Emeritus and longtime film reviewer of the Jewish Light. Cohn has co-chaired the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival and he teaches film courses for OASIS and the Center for Jewish Learning. 

Films in the series are free and open to the public, although RSVPs are required to 314-442-3711 or [email protected] or by visiting JFedSTL.org/Direct-Services/HMLC/news-events/film-series. The 2018 Sunday Afternoon Film Series is sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.