Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pmLocation:
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
Zuzana – Music is Life: A Story of Love, Tyranny and Triumph
Documentary | 83 minutes
Wednesday, October 31st, 10:30am - 12:30pm
View the trailer by clicking here.
ZUZANA: MUSIC IS LIFE is the triumphant story of Zuzana Ruzickova, who became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, after surviving three concentration camps during her teenage years. Known as ‘the Jew who brought Bach back to Germany,’ she is the only person in the world to record all the keyboard works of Bach, which Warner Music re-released in a 20-CD box set in 2017. Twice voted Best Documentary at the Washington and LA Jewish Film Festivals, this magnificent film speaks to the healing power of music, and living for a higher purpose when brutality abounds. The documentary is produced and directed by the DC-based, award-winning team Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon, in co-production with Czech Television and with support from Executive Producers Frank and Emily Vogl of the Kalabis Foundation.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.
Fee: $10 all participants (includes movie, presentation, and bagels and cream cheese)
Please Note: (Bagels will be served starting at 10:00am; film will start promptly at 10:30am)
Submit payment and registration form to the J, attn.: Shelly Rosenstein.
Also, consider joining us at Beth El on Wednesday, October 24th, when an Czech embassy official will be talking about culture in the Czech Republic!