Bedford Playhouse presents the HBO Documentary Film ͞THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM͟

 

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Bedford Playhouse presents the HBO Documentary Film

͞THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM͟

SHARING LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST THROUGH THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN A YOUNG BOY AND HIS GREAT-GRANDFATHER

A Community Screening, Q&A and Panel Discussion

This 20-minute film interweaves haunting historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a harrowing story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe while sharing memories and lessons from the Holocaust with a new generation.  It will be followed by an audience Q&A with panelists including: 10-yr old Elliott Saiontz, local resident and the film’s young narrator, Stacey Saiontz, Elliott’s mother and Holocaust education advocate, Amy Schatz, Award-winning Director/Producer and Jeff Scher. 

 The Bedford Playhouse is continuing a series of programs designed to introduce the public to the various events and programming that will be presented when their state-of-the-art film, café, arts and events facility opens later this year. The Playhouse͛s pre-programming includes film screenings, an author series and other cultural happenings for the community.

 

Bedford Playhouse is pleased to present a screening of HBO’s gentle but heart-wrenching new documentary, “The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm”. When ten-year-old Elliott asks his   

The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm interweaves haunting historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe while sharing memories and lessons from the Holocaust with a new generation.

 

 

 Bedford Playhouse presents the HBO Documentary Film

͞THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM͟

The Number on Great-GraŶdpa’s Arŵ is the centerpiece for a new installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which includes the film, its animation art, and companion segments produced by HBO featuring survivors in conversation with young people.

Award-winning director and producer Amy Schatz͛s notable HBO projects include the recent Saving My Tomorrow series, plus An Apology to Elephants, the Classical Baby series, A Child’s Garden of Poetry, ͚Twas the Night, Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales and Through a Child’s Eyes: Septeŵber ϭϭ, ϮϬϬϭ.

Acclaimed artist and animator Jeff Scher͛s work is found it the permanent  collections’ of the Museum of

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 The Little Theater, Fox Lane Middle School, 632 South Bedford Rd, Bedford, NY 10506

 Sunday, March 11, 5 – 6:30pm

COST: FREE; Donations Encouraged. A portion of any donations received will be given to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum RSVP: RSVP Required at Bedfordplayhouse.org/events

 

 

The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm was directed and produced by Amy Schatz; executive producer, Sheila Nevins; producer, Lynn Sadofsky; edited by Tom Patterson; animation by Jeff Scher; director of photography, Alex Rappoport; music composed by Keith Kenniff; production executive, Susan Benaroya; supervising producer, Lisa Heller.

*VIDEO: HBO Trailer available to digital media on YouTube: The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm

 

 

CONTACT: Lindsay Hearon, Bedford Playhouse, Marketing & Events, 914.234.6704, lindsayhearon@bedfordplayhouse.org

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