Chasing Portraits at the New York Jewish Film Festival

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Date(s) - 01/14/2019
7:15 pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center


General Public $15; Senior, Student, and Persons with Disabilities $12

New York Premiere

Q&A with Elizabeth Rynecki

After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, artist Moshe Rynecki left his collection of more than 800 paintings and sculptures notable for portraying the everyday life of Polish Jews with friends around Warsaw for safekeeping. But after he was killed in Majdanek, the Rynecki family lost track of the vast majority of them, and they were dispersed among collections around the world. Decades later, his great-granddaughter Elizabeth enlists the help of historians, curators, and private collectors to uncover the extraordinary path of Moshe’s collection. Chasing Portraits is a rich and compelling documentary about one woman coming to terms with her family’s legacy and her place within it.


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