Academy Award® winning Writer/Director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), Executive Producer Doug Blush, Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Visual Communications, and AAJA-LA
invite you to a special screening of:
LIKE A ROLLING STONE:
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES
𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 / 𝟰:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗣𝗧
At the Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
“'Like A Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres' is a must-see for every journalist, for any music fan, and for anyone who’s ever doubted their chances of success.” -The Playlist
“If you don’t already know Ben Fong-Torres for his groundbreaking work in 1960s music journalism, buckle up.” -Town & Country
Q&A following the screening with Director, Suzanne Joe Kai, the film's subject Ben Fong-Torres moderated by Academy Award®-winning Writer/Director of Simon Wiesenthal Center's Moriah Films, Richard Trank.
REGISTER NOW at https://secure.wiesenthal.com/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=00000000.app20014a?view=Tickets&id=100782&NONCE_TOKEN=21BDC6A79C6B0319963739A303687352.
We are excited to watch development grantee 'Storm Lake' on Independent Lens | PBS this Monday! See what else we are streaming in this week's Screen Time:
• Weijun Chen's 'Please Vote For Me'
• The documentaries of Moriah Films now available through The Library of Congress
• Documentaries at Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
• Jimmy Goldblum’s 'A Broken House'
• The films of Rosine Mbakam
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of , the "Night of Broken Glass," where violence against Jews erupted in Germany and Austria on November 9-10, 1938. Ninety-one Jews were murdered, more than 1,400 synagogues were torched, Torah scrolls were set on fire, and Jewish businesses and property were destroyed.
A first-person testimony of the horrific events was documented by C. Brooks Peters, a "New York Times" correspondent in Berlin. His account of what transpired during that tragic time is highlighted in this short clip from Moriah Films' Academy Award®-winning documentary, Genocide, narrated by and .
This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the Pittsburgh Tree Of Life Congregation Synagogue massacre. The courage and bravery of its head rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, for his community service and his actions during and after the massacre, is highlighted in this short film from "Courage+Valor: Stories that Inspire" from two-time Academy Award®-winning Moriah Films.
In the aftermath of the massacre at Tree of Life, where 11 people were horrifically murdered, Rabbi Myers found himself with a new mission: the eradication of xenophobic, bigoted and hateful speech, or “h-speech,” as he calls it. He has also dedicated time to building bridges to other communities.
Rabbi Myers received the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Medal of Valor at its annual Awards Dinner in 2019. His medal had the inscription, “He who saves a single life, it is as if he has saved an entire world.”
The Museum of Tolerance is happy to welcome back museum members for in-person events. Please join us in the Peltz Theater on September 30th at 7pm for our first program, a special pre-release screening of the groundbreaking film, Hester Street.
Dealing with themes of assimilation, this film, set in the early 1900s, focuses on the experiences of an immigrant family in New York City. Gitl (Carol Kane) has just arrived in America from Russia with her son and has come to meet her husband, Jake (Steven Keats), who has been in the States for some time and is comfortably settled. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake, who has fully embraced their new homeland.
Following the screening, Academy Award®-winning Writer/Director of Simon Wiesenthal Center's Moriah Films, Richard Trank, moderates a discussion with Marisa Silver, daughter of Joan Micklin Silver, the groundbreaking Director of Hester Street, and Carol Kane, Academy Award® nominee for her performance as Gitl.
Register at bit.ly/hester-street.
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As we approach the Jewish calendar’s somber date of 9 Av (Tisha B’Av) on which many catastrophic events befell the Jewish people, the MOT offers relevant documentary films from the Moriah Films library. The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s award winning Moriah Films was established to document the story of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present. Moriah Films has produced sixteen feature documentaries and two documentary shorts, winning two Academy Awards®. Many of its films have focused on the tragedy of the Holocaust, including these three acclaimed films we are suggesting for viewing on Tisha B’Av.
THE LONG WAY HOME depicts the post-war struggles of Jewish Holocaust survivors in 1945. The majority lost most, if not all, of their family members. Those who tried to return home were met with anti-Semitism and threats of physical violence. Watch now at https://www.moriahfilms.com/film-library/the-long-way-home.html.
UNLIKELY HEROES documents unknown stories of resistance during WWII. Watch now at https://www.moriahfilms.com/film-library/unllikely-heroes.html.
AGAINST THE TIDE highlights how a young activist, Peter Bergson, challenged Washington and the establishment of Jewish organizations to demand that the rescue of Europe’s Jews become a top priority for American Jews. Watch now at https://www.moriahfilms.com/film-library/against-the-tide.html.
Honoring the memory of on her birthday this week.
"I Arrested Anne Frank": Watch film clip from Moriah Films' "I Have Never Forgotten You"
From Moriah Films’ "I Have Never Forgotten You," narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Nicole Kidman, this clip highlights how Simon Wiesenthal tracked down Karl Silberbauer, the Gestapo officer who arrested Anne Frank. Dutch neo-N**i propagandists were fairly successful in their attempts to discredit the authenticity of Anne Frank's famous diary until Wiesenthal located Silberbauer, then a police inspector in Austria, in 1963.
"Yes," Silberbauer confessed when confronted, “I arrested Anne Frank.”
“Anne Frank was one of the millions of victims of the N**i regime, a young girl who was not allowed to grow to adulthood, who was denied the right to live merely because she was Jewish. Had she escaped the N**is' horrible machinery of mass destruction, she would perhaps have become a mother, a grandmother, and have passed on her experience of life and her acquired wisdom to her children and grandchildren,” stated Wiesenthal.
Learn more, watch/stream: I Have Never Forgotten You
SWC Commemorates : Watch Film Clip From "Liberation"
Today, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is commemorating the 77th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe.
This excerpt from the highly acclaimed Moriah Films documentary "Liberation" narrated by , Patrick Stewart, and Whoopi Goldberg, looks at this incredible moment in history. It also highlights how news of the invasion reached everywhere including Holland and the secret hiding place of Anne Frank, who wrote about it in her diary.
More information on "Liberation" and how to stream it:
76 years ago, this week, Simon Wiesenthal was liberated from . Miraculously surviving the tortures inflicted upon his body and soul, he was carried out of Mauthausen weighing less than 90 lbs and having paid the supreme price of losing 89 members of his family.
After the war ended on May 9, 1945, Simon wrote a letter to United States Army intelligence offering his services. He became the permanent representative of the victims. He began his work with the Army, then set up a small office in Linz, and finally moved it to Vienna. The task was overwhelming. The Allies had moved on and were now focused on the Cold War. The survivors were trying to put their lives back together. Retaining his sense of humor and singular purpose, he went out in search of the perpetrators of genocide.
In the end, this architect from Buchach helped bring hundreds of N**i war criminals to justice. Not just ordinary criminals. People like Franz Stangle, the commandant of Treblinka; Gustav Wagner, the commandant of Sobibor; and Walter Rauf, the inventor of the mobile gas vans who had murdered hundreds of thousands.
But more significantly, he kept alive the torch of memory, not without considerable personal sacrifice, preserving a place in our hearts for the victims of the . If there are places today that educate the young about man's inhumanity, it was Simon Wiesenthal who helped plant some of those seeds.
To learn more about Simon’s life and legacy, watch/stream Moriah Films "I Have Never Forgotten You." Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Nicole Kidman, this feature-length documentary features interviews with longtime associates, government leaders, friends and family members, many of whom have never discussed the legendary N**i hunter on camera.
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This week, the Simon Wiesenthal Center commemorates the 29th anniversary of the death of Menachem Begin z"l. From 1977 to 1983, Begin was, not only, the Prime Minister of Israel, he was the leader of the Jewish people who took pride in Jewish tradition and Jewish education.
Beginning in the late 1970s, Begin had a long-standing relationship with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, frequently meeting with the Center's founder, Rabbi Marvin Hier.
Photo 1) Mr. Begin is highlighted in three of Moriah Films documentaries; "In Search of Peace" https://www.moriahfilms.com/film-library/in-search-of-peace.html
and both "The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers" https://www.moriahfilms.com/film-library/the-prime-ministers-the.html
and "The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers" https://www.moriahfilms.com/film-library/the-prime-ministers-soldiers.html
Photo 2) Los Angeles, May 1978 - Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin affixes the mezuzah to the doorpost of the newly-opened Simon Wiesenthal Center. Wiesenthal Center Founder and Dean, Rabbi Marvin Hier standing behind Prime Minister Begin.
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