Adam Gopnik wrote a really evocative article in this week's New Yorker about a special screening of Defiance (click here to watch a trailer) held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for the descendants of the Bielski partisans. I was there and can tell you it was absolutely thrilling to watch the film with the children, grandchildren, and cousins of the Bielskis. While it was a special one-time-only event, as Jamie has mentioned before, you, too can see a special sneak preview of the film and attend a Q&A session with the incredibly talented director, Ed Zwick on November 23.
The catch is that you have to be a member of the Museum. If you are thinking about membership, I highly recommend it. Members receive invitations to special previews of exhibitions and special events, discount tickets to public programs, a discount at the gift shop, and of course, free admission. It is worth noting as the year draws to a close that membership donations are also 100 percent tax deductible (within the limits of the law).
We're off tomorrow and Wednesday for Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, so we'll see you back on the blog on Thursday.