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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)

THE SONG OF NAMES | Film Screening

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$12

Details

Date:
October 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$12
More Info:
https://pjff.org/the-song-of-names/

Venue

Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Organizer

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)
Phone:
(215) 545-4400
Email:
info@pjff.org
Website:
http://pjff.org/

Other

Neighborhood
West Philly
Event Type
Jewish Community, Philadelphia, Public Event

Award-winning actors Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this exceptionally acted, emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half-century.

Directed by François Girard (The Red Violin, Hochelaga, Land of Souls), this sweeping historical drama follows Martin (Roth), a man searching for his childhood best friend, Dovidl Rapoport (Owen) – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the evening of his much-anticipated first public concert. When Dovidl doesn’t perform, Martin is left to tell the packed audience that the performance will not go on. Years later, while serving as a judge in a musical competition, Martin discovers a young student playing in Dovidl’s unique style. The triggering encounter sends him on a transcontinental search that reveals elements of his dear friend’s tormented life – an existence Martin could not have fathomed at the time.