Never Forget To Lie

Tuesday, April 16
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1hr 00mins // directed by:Marian Marzynski

Special one-night-only screening with director Marian Marzynski in person.

Marian Marzynski was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child hidden by Christians. He has been making documentary films for over 50 years, first in Poland, where during the '60s he was one of the pioneers of "cinema verite", then in Denmark, and for the last 30 years in the United States. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1982 and won two Emmy Awards for his documentaries. He is a major contributor to such PBS series as The American Experience, NOVA and Frontline.  Some of his films like Return to Poland (1982), and Jewish Mother (1984), dealt with the subject of Holocaust. The three hour long Shtetl (1996), became the most important work of his career.

In Never Forget to Lie, the most recent of Marzynski’s critically-lauded autobiographical films, the director explores, for the first time, his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors, teasing out their feelings about Poland, the Catholic Church, and the ramifications of identities forged under circumstances where survival began with the directive “never forget to lie”.

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