TO LIFE: (France, German, Switzerland, 2014, 93 minutes)
German with English Subtitles; Director: Uwe Janson
Fate has taken its toll on the aging cabaret singer Ruth. Her accidental meeting with the young German man Jonas saves her life. As memories of a tragic love affair and the Yiddish songs of her youth restore Ruth’s strength, she gives Jonas, who harbors a troubling secret, the courage to stop running from his own chance at love—and from his future. Adapted from the original short story “If Stones Could Cry” by Stephen Glantz.
THE TRAIN: (USA, 2015, 8 minutes)
English • Director: Asher Grodman
The film portrays a chance meeting between a young businessman and a Holocaust survivor. The Train is inspired by the true story of Andre Mencz, portrayed by Eli Wallach in one of his final performances.