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Behind the Screen – One Life

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us on April 25th at 8:00 PM for a compelling panel discussion on the film One Life, a poignant biographical drama that chronicles the heroic efforts of Nicholas Winton to save Jewish children during the Holocaust. This event, titled “Behind the Screen: One Life,” is set against the backdrop of the film’s rich narrative that intertwines the past and present of Winton’s life, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn. The film, lauded for its stirring performances and historical depth, serves as a profound basis for our discussion.

Screening of film will take place at 6:00 pm immediately prior to the free lecture. Tickets must be purchased for the screening of the film at the West Newton Cinema.
Our esteemed panelists include::
Charles Dellheim is a Professor of History at Boston University, publishing extensively on European cultural history and modern British history and the recipient of many awards, including the National Endowment for the Humanities. In recent years, his work has focused on the role of Jews in modern culture and is currently writing a book on that provides a historical perspective on Nazi art looting.
Michelle Ephraim is a Shakespeare scholar and a Professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, well known for her research on Shakespeare and early modern dramatists, including the book Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage. Her recent memoir, Green World: A Tragicomic Memoir of Love & Shakespeare, which won the Juniper Prize in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Massachusetts Press, weaves together her life, the lives of her Holocaust-survivor parents, and the writings of Shakespeare.
Jonathan Wilson is Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate Emeritus at Tufts University and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. He is the author of nine books, including a trilogy of novels set in British Mandatory Palestine. The most recent, The Red Balcony, is set in 1933 in the aftermath of the murder of Haim Arlsoroff, a leader of the Jewish community in Palestine whose efforts to get Jews out of Hitler’s Germany and into Palestine may have been controversial enough to get him killed.


April 25
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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West Newton Cinema Foundation
(617) 293-6380
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West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
West Newton, MA 02465 United States
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(617) 964-8074
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