Sneak Preview: Remember

 

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Date:
Monday, February 8
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: International House
Director: Atom Egoyan
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Running Time: 95 min
Language: English

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General: $13
Senior: $11
Students and I-House members: $7 (must purchase tickets with ID at box office the night of the screening)

A complex and riveting edge-of-your-seat thriller, director Atom Egoyan’s Remember is the story of two elderly Holocaust survivors, Zev (Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer) and Max (Academy Award winner Martin Landau), determined to get revenge on Rudy Kolander, the sadistic guard who tormented them at Auschwitz. Even as 90-year-old Zev’s memory begins to fail, his wheelchair-bound friend, Max, reminds him of their plans to achieve justice in the form of a meticulous set of instructions he’s prepared for Zev’s journey. As Zev embarks on an astonishing North American road trip in search of Kolander, Remember becomes an intense and powerful meditation on guilt, victimhood, and revenge, with an explosive ending that viewers will remember long after leaving the theater.

“Egoyan parcels out the story carefully, building tension to an explosive climax. The thrills come with the search, but Remember’s main buzz comes from Plummer’s heartfelt and assured performance as a man struggling to reconcile the past with the present.” – Richard Crouse/ Canada AM

Community Partners: International House, PFS, Consortium of Holocaust Educators, Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Post 697 Jewish War Veterans – Holocaust Remembrance Education Program