Boca synagogue to host director at free screening of Oscar-nominated ‘Spectres of the Shoah’

A Boca Raton synagogue will host a free screening of the short-form documentary "Spectres of the Shoah" on Jan. 4. (Contributed)

A Boca Raton synagogue will host a free screening of the short-form documentary “Spectres of the Shoah” on Jan. 4. (Contributed)

BOCA RATON — A local synagogue in coordination with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will host a free screening and discussion of the Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary “Spectres of Shoah” on Jan. 4.

B’nai Israel, in Boca Raton, will screen the 40-minute documentary, which explores the 12-year journey in creating and releasing French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 documentary “Shoah,” a nine-hour exploration of the Holocaust.

Adam Benzine, the short-form documentary’s director, will be in attendance for the Boca Raton film screening and discussion. Benzine’s documentary uses picture and sound reels from 220 hours of Lanzmann’s outtakes, preserved by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in a $1 million venture.

 

“This irreplaceable historical footage is now available online for researchers to access at no cost,” said Sheri Zvi, director of the museum’s southeast region, in a statement.

Lindsay Zarwell, an archivist at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, will moderate the discussion.

Advance registration for the event is required. To register, call the museum at 561.995.6773, email southeast@ushmm.org, or register online at ushmm.org/events/spectres-boca.

 

What: Screening and discussion of documentary “Spectres of Shoah”

When: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Where: B’nai Israel, at 2200 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

How much: Free

More info: ushmm.org/events/spectres-boca