West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
West Newton, Massachusetts
RSVP: Boston Jewish Film Festival
In 2005, choreographer Stephen Mills’ “Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project” debuted at Ballet Austin in Texas. Blending movement, music, and light, the full-length ballet told the story of Naomi Warren, a Warsaw-born holocaust survivor. Directed and edited by Paul Michael Bloodgood, Finding Light captures the sobering yet inspiring dance performance on film, with interviews from Warren interspersed with archival Holocaust footage and videos from rehearsals and performances. Finding Light reminds us of the ever-present dangers of fanaticism and our miraculous capacity to recover our humanity.
Followed by a live in-person conversation with Director Paul Michael Bloodgood and film subject/choreographer Stephen Mills, moderated by BJF Artistic Director Lisa Gossels.