2002 • 103 min. • German & English with English subtitles • Color • Austria
Sponsored by Charles & Rita Gelman Education Foundation
How do our pasts affect our present and future?
And what if it's a past you can't forget no matter
how hard you try? Austria's official submission in
the Foreign Language Film category at the recent
Academy Awards tries to tell us.
Set in Vienna and New York in the 1980s, this remarkable
film revolves around a quartet of Holocaust-scarred char-
acters still working out their loss, self-pity, anger and guilt.
The first is a cynical Jew, an infant when his father died at
Auschwitz, the second a middle-aged 1V journalist whose
father was a notorious SS doctor, and the third an old man
known as the Skull Cracker, an infamous but unpunished SS
officer. Finally, there's Hermann Geburtig, a successful
Jewish composer who has never returned to Vienna and
the only living witness who can identify the Skull Cracker.
The stage is set! Uncompromising and occasionally shock-
ing, this astonishingly mature film recognizes that reconcili-
ation is the basis for healing and forgiveness. Don't miss it!
UNITED ARTISTS BIRMINGHAM 8 MICHIGAN IMRE
1967 • 4 min. • English
Color • Detroit, MI • USA
ES E Saturday
9:45 p.m. • After Shabbat
Directed by Ted Petok.
Entire screening sponsored by Sheila & Richard Sloan
The tradition continues. Academy Award winner
Ted Petok comes to the theatre, waves, we
applaud, and this year we get to see "it". The
Oscar winner! In its original 35mm format you will
enjoy Crunch Bird as it was meant to be seen in
fiCommerce Township, Ann Arbor, Birmingham
and Windsor, This hilarious classic should get us
all feeling, ah, well , . . you'll see. Another great
Saturday night! Be there or be square. This spe-
cial evening is co-sponsored by JET Theatre cur-
rently presenting Fiddler on the Roof starring Hal
Orbach. Don't miss it!
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BIRMINGHAM 8 MICHIGAN THEATRE 1111 PALACE THEATRE