2020 FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT: 15th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Postponed Until Further Notice

Western Massachusetts Premiere

[A] heartfelt and valuable documentary...
– Guardian

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories

Sunday, March 29, 12:00 PM
Garden Cinemas, Greenfield

Monday, March 30, 7:00 PM
Veritas Auditorium, Berchmans Hall, Elms College, Chicopee

Anne Frank's immortal words are revived for a new generation with dramatic readings, social media, and parallels with other children of the Holocaust. Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren breathes fresh life into the famous diary, reading excerpts in an exact replica of Anne's Amsterdam hideaway. The vivid account is woven with experiences of other girls who escaped the war alive. Memories are further explored via social media, as a young woman uses her own "digital diary" to imagine how Anne might speak to peers today. A modern retelling of Anne's story on what would have been her 90th birthday, this bridging of past and present carries the gifted diarist's legacy forward in profound new ways. (Note adapted from Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.)

March 30: Post-screening panel discussion moderated by Susan Goldman, Lecturer in Psychology at Elms College.

Documentary | 2019 | 92 minutes
Italy | English, Czech, French, German, and Italian with Subtitles
Directed by Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto



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