1201 Winter 2019 A True Story of Holocaust Survival: The Pianist (Movie)
Thursday, 9:30–12:00, Jan. 10
Coordinator: Martha E. Powers
In September of 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist, was playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station was bombed during Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland. This important movie tells the story of Szpilman’s struggle to survive during the years that followed, including the German officer who played a role in Szpilman’s ultimate triumph over adversity. Directed by Roman Polanski and based upon Szpilman’s autobiography, The Pianist was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning three. Despite the somber content of this film, you will leave this screening with hope—and a Chopin melody—in your heart.
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