The Westchester Reform Temple, AJC Westchester and the JCC of Mid-Westchester are pleased to co-sponsor an evening highlighting the award winning documentary Life in Stills (Israel 2011, 60 min. Hebrew & German, English subtitles) on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a screening of the film, followed by a question and answer session with one of the stars of this heartfelt documentary, Ben Peter.
Life in Stills follows the story of Miriam Weissenstein who, at the age of 96, never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Photo House" – her late husband Rudi’s life’s work – was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help. Under the cloud of a family tragedy, a special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben Peter, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments – a journey that requires a lot of love, courage, and compassion.
Life in Stills was screening at more than three dozen film festivals around the globe receiving accolades and awards including Best Film at the Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America's largest documentary film festival.
This program is free and open to the community. Westchester Reform Temple is located at 255 Mamaroneck Road, in Scarsdale, N.Y. Please RSVP to this program at www.wrtemple.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about Life in Stills, visit www.lifeinstillsfilm.com.