Boca Raton / Delray Beach Premiere
History, Drama | Latvia (2018) | 90 minutes | Latvian, German, Yiddush with English Subtitles
Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 pm at Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton
Sponsors: Donna & Stuart Ganslaw
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 am Movies of Delray, Delray Beach
The true story of "Latvia's Schindlers" - This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the 'Righteous Among the Nations' for his heroic deeds during the war. Despite his family’s hardship under successive Soviet and German occupations, Lipke embarked on a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death, moving them from the Riga ghetto to an underground bunker hidden on his property. From the start, Filmmaker Davis Simanis creates a powerfully ominous and suspenseful atmosphere, positioning the viewer, like Lipke, as a reluctant eyewitness to unfolding horrors.
DIRECTOR: Davis Simanis Jr. | STARRING: Arturs Skrastins, Lauma Balode, Dainis Grube | AWARD: Winner – Latvian National FF, Moscow Intl. FF