Centerpiece Film: Run Boy Run

Director: Pepe Danquart
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Germany, Poland, France
Year: 2013
Running Time: 112 min
Languages: Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and German with
English subtitles
Stars: Rainer Bock, Jeanette Hain, Itay Tiran
Date: Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm
Location: The Gershman Y
Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere
Festivals & Awards: Audience Award, Los Angeles
Jewish Film Festival; Audience Award, Cottbus Film Festival

Run Boy Run–Lauf Junge Lauf
While many films attempt to capture the spirit of resilience during the Nazi era, few directors succeed in imparting these stories from the point of view of a child. Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of “Jurek” Srulik, an 8-year-old Polish boy who flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. Like the hero of Europa, Europa, Jurek tries to hide his Jewish identity as he seeks safety wherever and with whomever he can. One of his most memorable connections is with Magda, a pretty Polish woman who risks her life to help Jews like Jurek pass as Catholic. Director Pepe Danquart offers a series of remarkable episodes in Srulik’s life, as he heightens the film’s unnerving claustrophobic atmosphere—the cinematography throughout Run Boy Run is particularly stunning. An unforgettable cinematic experience featuring exceptional performances and a soaring musical score, Run Boy Run continues to amaze and inspire festival audiences around the world.

Presented in memory of Kristallnacht

Special Guest: Matt Gutman, ABC News Correspondent in conversation with Heinrich Hadding,
Screenwriter Run Boy Run

Sponsored By: Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell in memory of Dr. Franklin H. Littell

Community Partners: Consortium of Holocaust Educators of Greater Philadelphia, Anti-Defamation League Philadelphia, The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation