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IHMEC at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema: “Vishniac”

April 7 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


He was difficult and flamboyant, a shameless self-promoter, bender of the truth, and master of reinvention. He was also one of the groundbreaking photographers of the 20th century – a brilliant artist whose body of work spans decades, continents, and the catastrophic fallout from two world wars.

Though his pioneering microscopy transformed the nature of science photography in the 1970s, Roman Vishniac is best known for his iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe from 1935 through 1938. Few predicted that less than a decade later, these communities would be wiped out, and Vishniac’s photographs would provide the last visual records of an entire world.

Now for the first time, his story comes to life as a feature documentary with “Vishniac,” produced by Roberta Grossman (“Above and Beyond,” “Who Will Write Our History”).

This screening will be held at Landmark at The Glen (1850 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 60026).

Watch trailer: https://vimeo.com/896737842

Tickets: https://cfic.eventive.org/schedule/65ce8795388df8005530610b?fbclid=IwAR1NCvzp3Kvy6cWLafTus2SxG_41d41lfL3MTPtDNqPw4mx2i1utyZuQ5Fg_aem_AWUQSrV9gnP0iA-sbsUhI6hCYsmKytknFf1LNM2BrchAlCvJDyWV7PxxqzjJJIHtB97q6HaRJqSkXqmYLHJFqqU5

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema.



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