Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – Vishniac

February 16, 2024 Sandy Springs $16.00
CAL_0216 0219 Vishniac February 15

Unveiling the man behind the lens, this exquisite photobiography honors a renowned Russian-American polymath, immortalized by haunting photos of 20th-century Eastern European Jewry. From vibrant Berlin streets to simple shtetl life, Roman Vishniac’s pre-war black-and-white images capture the 1930s with grainy realism, a poignant pictorial record of soon-to-be-obliterated Jewish communities. Also a scientist, teacher, and art aficionado, he significantly advanced biology and microscopic photography. Mirroring his enigmatic persona, daughter Mara, the custodian of his work, candidly relates their fraught yet devoted history. Iconic photos and cinematic reenactments emphasize the profound significance of historical memory and Vishniac’s contributions as a preserver of the past.

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Friday, February 16, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
$16.00 Per Person
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