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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Temple Sinai
1401 N. Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025
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Under the auspices of The Gershman Y, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) seeks to entertain, educate, and engage the Philadelphia cultural community by presenting films and programs that illuminate, explore, and support Jewish values,

Lost Town

September 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Part of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Pre-Fest Weekend.

USA | 2012 | 85 min
Directors: Richard Goldgewicht, Jeremy Goldscheider

Monday | September 29 | 8 pm | Temple Sinai (Drescher, PA)

This remarkable documentary chronicles the lost Ukranian town of Trochenbrod, first made famous in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated. The only all-Jewish town to exist outside of Palestine, Trochenbrod's 5000 Jews were all but obliterated by the Nazis. Except for the 33 townspeople who escaped the massacre there, the town has since ceased to exist. Following one man’s obsessive quest to understand his family history and to connect to his father, Lost Town has triggered a resurgence of interest in Trochenbrod and has helped to reconnect the few remaining survivors and their descendants. Utilizing contemporary documentary footage, original animation, and survivor testimonials, Lost Town demonstrates how far people will go to claim their sense of identity.  

Weekend Pass: $18
Single Tickets: $7 General Admission (no discounts)

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