VenueWalter Reade Theater
Q&A with director Valerio Ciriaci and producer Isaak Liptzin
In this intoxicating short documentary, Valerio Ciriaci chronicles a day in the life of the contemporary Roman Jewish community. The only cultural group that has lived in Rome uninterrupted since the days of the empire, Roman Jews have fostered their own unique set of traditions. Taking place over the course of one day, Iom Romì (A Day in Rome) provides a view into a way of life that is at once distinctly Roman and distinctly Jewish.
Della Seta Home Movies, Italy, 10 min
In these beautiful home movies, recently unearthed by the Centro Primo Levi, an Italian family gets acquainted with film. Heartwarming and mesmerizing, these home movies are sure to captivate.
Maya Zack, Israel, 2016, 24 min
German with English subtitles
Inspired by the writings of the poet Paul Celan, Israeli visual artist Maya Zack crafts a hypnotic story of an archivist who becomes part of her own work. Weaving together images of death and rebirth with the map of Czernowitz, Celan’s hometown, the archivist creates a “memory golem,” blurring the boundaries between past and present, reality and document. U.S. Premiere