Friday, May 18, 2012
Behind the Scenes of History
Sunday, June 3rd at 2:45 p.m., we’ll be offering a rare opportunity to watch an award-winning film and hear from Krystyna Chiger Keren, one of the people whose story is dramatized, when we’ll present a special screening of Agnieszka Holland’s Oscar nominee, In Darkness (Poland, 2011, 114 min.). The film’s screenwriter, David Shamoon, will be on hand to share his insights as well.
In Darkness follows Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day Socha encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward business arrangement turns into an unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews for whom he risks his own life.
Still from In Darkness. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.