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Fugitive Pieces (2008)
Fugitive Pieces (2008)


Thursday, July 19
Patio Reception - 6:00 pm
Speaker - 6:30 pm
Film - 7:00 pm

Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St.
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $10 adults, $9 BHC Members

"One of the most delicate, approachable and rewarding Holocaust movies of recent years." - Wally Hammond, TIME OUT

Director: Jeremy Poweswa
Writer: Jeremy Podeswa, based upon the novel by Anne Michaels
Stars:Stephen Dillane, Rosamund Pike, Rade Serbedzija
Languages:English, Greek, Yiddish
Rating:R, some sexuality
Length:104 minutes

Fugitive Piecesis an emotionally charged film about love, loss, and redemption, driven by radiant performances and nuanced writing. It is based upon Anne Michaels’ best-selling novel. It is the of story of Jakob, a writer living in post-war Canada, who cannot shake off the terrifying memories of his childhood during World War II. His adventures take him from Poland to Greece to Montreal. Over the years Jakob attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. The film glides between the past and different periods in Jakob's later life, as it tries to show this man whose love for his family has essentially frozen him at the time he last saw them. Through his writing and his discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.

Such a summary barely captures the qualities of "Fugitive Pieces." written and directed by Jeremy Podeswa, writer and director, doesn't tell, he evokes, with the nostalgic images of his cinematographer, Gregory Middleton; the understated melancholy of the score by Nikos Kypourgos, and the seamless time transitions of his editor, Wiebke von Carolsfeld.


Lori Hope Lefkovitz holds the Ruderman Chair in Jewish Studies at Northeastern University, where she directs the Humanities Center and the Jewish Studies Program and is a professor of English. Her book, In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identities, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the Women’s Studies category. A graduate of Brandeis University, Lefkovitz received her Ph.D. in English from Brown University and was a recipient of a Woodrow Wilson dissertation fellowship in women's studies, a Golda Meir post-doctoral fellowship at Hebrew University, a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis, a senior Fulbright Professorship at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an honorary doctorate from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She and Rabbi Leonard Gordon are the parents of two adult daughters.

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