HMLC to screen ‘Phoenix’

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be“Phoenix,” screening at 1 p.m. June 25 in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. 

A brilliant performance by Nina Hoss and stunning cinematography mark this complex film about a woman disfigured during the Holocaust, who returns to Germany. She assumes another identity and seeks to discover if the man she loved betrayed her. Produced in 2014,“Phoenix”isin German, with English subtitles, with a running time of 98 minutes.

Introductory remarks and a post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Jennifer Kapczynski, associate professor of German at Washington University. Kapczynski’s research focuses primarily on 20th century German film. 

Kapczynski is the author of “The German Patient: Crisis and Recovery in Postwar Culture” and co-editor of two books: “A New History of German Cinema,” and “Persistent Legacy: the Holocaust and German Studies.”

Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public, although RSVPs are required. For more information, call 314-442-3711 or email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/2017-HMLC-films.

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