Fall Film Festival – B’nai Torah
Date(s) - October 25, 2017
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
In The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Mona Golabek, slips so effortlessly into the persona of her mother, the pianist Lisa Jura, during her tumultuous adolescence in Vienna and London. This is a video presentation of a live performance.
“Ms. Golabek is not a trained actress, but a concert pianist herself. In this deeply affecting memoir-once-removed, Ms. Golabek tells the story of her mother’s youth during World War II in her mother’s voice. Underpinning the story are selections from the classical piano repertoire, Bach and Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff — which Ms. Golabek performs on the Steinway grand piano that gleams on a gilt-edged platform at center stage and is her sole co-star.”
This is a beautiful and emotional story of survival, filled with many classical musical selections.
Discussion will be led by our resident historian Ed Bader. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 pm
$5 Admission For Congregants And Their Guests $8 for Community Attendees
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