When:
November 20, 2020 – December 20, 2020 all-day
2020-11-20T00:00:00+00:00
2020-12-21T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Virtual Film Screening
Contact:
Film Team
5168292570

An enthralling musical documentary that follows the story of two musicians with an insatiable lust for life. Like many survivors of the Holocaust, after World War II Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, retirement could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, named the Holocaust Survivor Band. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow 94 year old Saul’s (drummer) and 90 year old Ruby’s (accordion) musical journey. It begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations to being invited to perform at venues across the country including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one’s dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Tod Lending | Documentary | 81 mins | 2020 | USA | $12

WINNER OF THE 2020 MIAMI JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL GRAND JURY PRIZE

Featuring Director Q&A! Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch.


STREAMING INFORMATION

Click the red “VIEW FILM” button above to purchase entry to our digital screening of Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band for only $12 on Samuel Goldwyn Films’ secure virtual screening room created just for Gold Coast Arts patrons.

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