Presented by the Vancouver Foreign Film Society
Wednesday, July 11th, 7:45 pm – Vancouver (Canada)
Vancity Theatre – Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7, Canada
Q&A with Tanja Cummings (director & producer) with moderator Richard Menkis, Associate Professor of modern Jewish history at the University of British Columbia.
LINE 41 documents a Holocaust and Lodz Ghetto survivor’s return back to today’s Lodz (Poland). Until now, Natan Grossmann had repressed his desire to learn about the fate of his brother he lost contact with in 1942. 70 years later, Grossmann starts a search for his missing brother. His search crosses paths with Jens-Jurgen Ventzki, son of the former Nazi Head Mayor of Lodz. Ventzki is pursuing his family’s dark secret. In tracing their family histories, they inevitably confront each other.
“A poetic evocation of the process of memory and the
persistence of a nightmare that must never be forgotten.”
–Peter Keough, Boston Globe
Country of Origin: Germany
Running Time: 91 mins
Languages: German & Polish with English subtitles
Line 41 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/linie41/
European trailer: https://vimeo.com/150425215
Northamerican trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHMANHMxQYc
Venue website: https://viff.org/line-41-filmmaker-discussion
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/607665306024280/
“Line 41“ available in the USA and Canada
Please contactFilmmovementfor sceening requests in the USA and Canada ———–>https://www.filmmovement.com/line41
“Line 41” is available on DVD & Digital (North American version): https://www.amazon.com/Line-41-Tanja-Cummings/dp/B078FHJJYC
All best from Berlin and many thanks,
EVA e. V. –Europäischer Verein für Ost|West-Annäherung –
LINIE 41 entstand ohne Filmförderung, war keine Auftragsproduktion eines Fernsehsenders. Wir realisierten unseren Film auf eigene Kosten und arbeitetete das Kernteam unentgeltlich. In kritischen Phasen erhielten wir Unterstützung von Stiftungen aus Deutschland, Polen und der Schweiz und half uns über die Jahre immer wieder großzügig ein Berliner Techniksponsor.
We want to hear from you!
What is it about? To explore how German-Canadian family memories about WWII and the Holocaust are shared and maintained between generations. Who are we looking for? German-Canadians born between 1950 and 1975 and who have at least one parent or grandparent who moved to Canada from Germany between 1950 and 1975.
What are we doing? You are invited to participate in an in-person interview that will take 1-2 hours and can be conducted at any location within the Greater Vancouver area that is convenient to you.
How can I participate? If you have any questions about the study and/or are interested in participating in this study, please contact Sara Frankenberger at 778-322-6886 or firstname.lastname@example.org