SPECIAL PREVIEW: SON OF SAUL

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/15/2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The JCC in Manhattan

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Dir. László Nemes (Hungary, 2015, 107 min.)Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand PrixOctober 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.Son of Saul opens in theaters Dec 18.