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The Song of Names

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$6 – $12

GPJFF Sneak Peek with Fall Fest 2019 Trailer Reveal!

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General Admission: $12 | *Students: $6

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Director: François Girard
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Canada/Hungary
Year: 2019
Running Time: 1 hr 53 min
Language: English and Polish with English subtitles

Philadelphia Premiere
Award-winning actors Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this exceptionally acted, emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half-century.

Directed by François Girard (The Red Violin, Hochelaga, Land of Souls), this sweeping historical drama follows Martin (Roth), a man searching for his childhood best friend, Dovidl Rapoport (Owen) – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the evening of his much-anticipated first public concert. When Dovidl doesn’t perform, Martin is left to tell the packed audience that the performance will not go on. Years later, while serving as a judge in a musical competition, Martin discovers a young student playing in Dovidl’s unique style. The triggering encounter sends him on a transcontinental search that reveals elements of his dear friend’s tormented life – an existence Martin could not have fathomed at the time.

Set against exquisite music and a backdrop of sweeping historic events, this emotionally devastating tale of family, ambition, and friendship is extraordinarily timely as it focuses on the tragic circumstances of the refugee – so often, who are forced from their home by war and forces far beyond their control.

Details

Date:
October 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$6 – $12
Website:
https://pjff.org/the-song-of-names/

Organizer

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)
Phone:
(215) 545-4400
Email:
info@pjff.org
Website:
https://pjff.org/

Venue

Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Phone:
(215) 387-5125
Website:
https://lightboxfilmcenter.org/