1945

1945
Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8
Opening Night Feature
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Introduction by Jake Wolfson, Education Coordinator of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
Q&A following the film with the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

“1945” is not a Holocaust film but rather a drama that looks at life beneath the simple surface in a quaint Hungarian village after WWII.

Title: 1945
Director: Ferenc Török
Genre: Drama
Running: 91 min.
Language: Hungarian, Russian (with subtitles)
Country: Hungary
Year: 2017
Contains Mature Themes and Language
Preceded by Havdallah at 7:00 PM at Arbor theater
Synopsis
Two orthodox Jewish men, dressed in black, arrive at the train station of a small Hungarian village on a hot August day in 1945, one year after the German troops have left. Their homecoming disrupts the established rhythm of life in the village, where preparations are underway for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand the return of their illegally seized property. Their reappearance forces the local residents to confront and come to terms with the horrific events of the previous year. Based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó.

Sponsored by Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. Community Partner: Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Post 757

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