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Fri, Mar 01


All Saints Cinema

Vishniac - Three screenings

Roman Vishniac stamped our memories with his iconic images of Jewish life in pre-war Eastern Europe. He captured a world that, only a few years later, would vanish in the Holocaust. But those photographs comprise only one The films will be presented in partnership with the Tallahassee Film Society.

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Vishniac - Three screenings
Vishniac - Three screenings

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

All Saints Cinema, 918 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA

About the event

Roman Vishniac is best known for having traversed Eastern Europe from 1935 through 1938, on assignment for the American Joint Distribution Committee, to photograph Jewish life in Eastern Europe. The purpose of the photographs was to raise funds for impoverished Jewish communities. Few predicted that less than a decade later, these communities would be wiped out, and that Vishniac’s photographs would provide the last visual records of an entire world.

Vishniac will explore Vishniac’s career and stunning photographs, bring to life the world in which he worked and detail his dramatic life story and flamboyant personality. The film is directed and produced by Laura Bialis (RefuseniksRock in the Red Zone), with executive producer Nancy Spielberg, producer Roberta Grossman and writer Sophie Sartain. Made with the full cooperation of Vishniac’s daughter Mara Vishniac Kohn, Vishniac will delve into the person and story “behind the photos. It will explore how Vishniac’s work was intricately tied to his view of the world. Finally, the film will frame Vishniac’s legacy as a key modernist photographer and preserver of memory. Vishniac’s collection, including over 10,000 images, is vast, mysterious, and causes us to step back in time. Through his stunning images, the film will expose new audiences to a lost world that is quickly fading from our grasp.

General Admission $11

Tallahassee Film Society member $9

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