SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT w/short TOYLAND

“Saviors in the Night” is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband and their little daughter from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East.  “Saviors in the Night” is the Opening Night selection for this year's New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center.
Director: Ludi Boeken
Writers: Otto Jägersberg, Imo Moszkowicz, Heidrun Schleef
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Genre: Drama, History
Runtime:  95 Minutes
Country: Germany, France
Language: German, French, English
Parents Guide: N/R
FESTIVALS: Locarno International Film Festival, Italy; Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel; Amsterdam International Jewish Film Festival, Netherlands; New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, Santa Barbara Film Festival
“The film boasts fine performances and is all the more persuasive because it underplays the dogged strength and loyalty of the rural Germans who reject the merciless extremism of dictatorship and put themselves at grave risk.”  Reuters
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SCREENING WITH …
“TOYLAND”
“Spielzeugland”
1942: In order to shield her son from the horrors of the Holocaust, a mother tries to make him believe that their Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to “Toyland.” Academy Awards, USA, 2009, Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action
Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Writers: Jochen Alexander Freydank, Johann A. Bunners
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Genre: Short, Drama
Runtime: 14 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: German w/English subtitles
Parents Guide: N/R
FESTIVALS: Montréal World Film Festival, Canada; Max Ophüls Festival, Germany; Oxford Film Festival, MS, USA; Phoenix Film Festival, USA; Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany; Polar Film Festival,  Finland; Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
AWARDS: Almería International Short Film Festival, Spain, Audience Award; Alpinale European Film Festival, Austria, Best Short Film International Competition; Anchorage International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award; Asheville Film Festival, NC, Best Short Film; Bermuda International Film Festival, Bermuda Shorts Award; Cleveland International Film Festival, Best Short Film – Audience Choice; Germany, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Award; Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, ANEC Gold Medal; Kansas City FilmFest, USA, Festival Prize, US/International Shorts – Best Narrative; Odense International Film Festival, Best Children’s Film, Denmark; Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA , Audience Award Best Live Action;
San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Audience Award; Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain, Golden Spike , Best Short Film; Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, Canada, VIFVF Award , Best Film under 20 Minutes; Washington Jewish Film Festival, D.C., Audience Award, Favorite Short Film; 2009 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short

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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

“Saviors in the Night” is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband and their little daughter from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East.  “Saviors in the Night” is the Opening Night selection for this year's New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center. 

Director: Ludi Boeken
Writers: Otto Jägersberg, Imo Moszkowicz, Heidrun Schleef
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Genre: Drama, History
Runtime:  95 Minutes
Country: Germany, France Language: German, French, English 
Parents Guide: N/R 

FESTIVALS: Locarno International Film Festival, Italy; Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel; Amsterdam International Jewish Film Festival, Netherlands; New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, Santa Barbara Film Festival
 
“The film boasts fine performances and is all the more persuasive because it underplays the dogged strength and loyalty of the rural Germans who reject the merciless extremism of dictatorship and put themselves at grave risk.”  Reuters 

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SCREENING WITH …  
“TOYLAND”
“Spielzeugland” 

1942: In order to shield her son from the horrors of the Holocaust, a mother tries to make him believe that their Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to “Toyland.” Academy Awards, USA, 2009, Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank

Writers: Jochen Alexander Freydank, Johann A. Bunners
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Genre: Short, Drama
Runtime: 14 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: German w/English subtitles
Parents Guide: N/R 

FESTIVALS: Montréal World Film Festival, Canada; Max Ophüls Festival, Germany; Oxford Film Festival, MS, USA; Phoenix Film Festival, USA; Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany; Polar Film Festival,  Finland; Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 

AWARDS: Almería International Short Film Festival, Spain, Audience Award; Alpinale European Film Festival, Austria, Best Short Film International Competition; Anchorage International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award; Asheville Film Festival, NC, Best Short Film; Bermuda International Film Festival, Bermuda Shorts Award; Cleveland International Film Festival, Best Short Film – Audience Choice; Germany, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Award; Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, ANEC Gold Medal; Kansas City FilmFest, USA, Festival Prize, US/International Shorts – Best Narrative; Odense International Film Festival, Best Children’s Film, Denmark; Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA , Audience Award Best Live Action; San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Audience Award; Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain, Golden Spike , Best Short Film; Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, Canada, VIFVF Award , Best Film under 20 Minutes; Washington Jewish Film Festival, D.C., Audience Award, Favorite Short Film; 2009 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short   

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