Behind the Scenes of VISHNIAC


Virtual Theatre Wed, Jun 3 7:00 PM
Film Info
Language:Arabic, French, Hebrew
Live Conversation:Filmmaker Laura Bialis
Producer Roberta Grossman
Writer Sophie Sartain
Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg


Roman Vishniac's iconic images of European Jewish life in the 1930s are imprinted in our collective memory.  In her upcoming film, Vishniac, director/producer Laura Bialis (Rock in the Red Zone, BJFF2015) explores Vishniac’s dramatic life story, his flamboyant personality, and, of course, his photography.

Join Bialis, along with producer Roberta Grossman (Who Will Write Our History, BJFF2018), writer Sophie Sartain (Mimi and Dona, ReelAbilities 2016), and Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg (Above and Beyond, BJFF2014) for a special, behind-the-scenes look at the film. In the Vilna Shul and Boston Jewish Film’s conversation we will explore the making of this important documentary, learn intimate stories about Vishniac, and see exclusive clips from the film, which is expected to debut in the 2021 Boston Jewish Film Festival.

This event is in partnership with Vilna Shul.