MAKING LIGHT IN TEREZIN, A documentary film
Saturday, Jun 1 | 12:00 PM
CLAL and Power Story Entertainment presents the New England premiere, MAKING LIGHT IN TEREZIN, A documentary film by Filmmaker/Playwright and Woodbridge-native Richard Krevolin. This remarkable film tells the true story of how, in the darkest days of WWII, Jewish prisoners fought back against the Nazis…by singing, dancing and laughing.
The 87-minute long documentary is the culmination of two years of work by Krevolin. For 10 days in 2011, he lived in the Terezin ghetto outside of Prague (in the Czech Republic) where he wrote, directed and produced Making Light in Terezin. About his approach, Krevolin says, “First, I wanted to tell the story of the discovery of a Czech Cabaret that was created and performed only once in an attic ‘theater’ in Terezin in 1943, and then presented there again by a company of American actors almost 70 years later. Second, I wanted to tell the story of survivors who still remain in Prague and how the cabaret helped them to endure. And third, as the narrator of the film, I wanted to tell my own story…how I initially questioned the value of being a comedy writer, but after going to Terezin and talking to the survivors I was transformed by the inherent value, power and unquestionable importance of comedy and the arts in people’s lives.”
Tickets are $12/each for the afternoon screenings and are $18/each for the 7 pm screening which features a wine and cheese reception. Tickets available online or contact: Nancy Cohen at MakingLightinTerezin@gmail.com. For information about the documentary, visit MakingLightinTerezin.com.
About Richard Krevolin
Richard Krevolin grew up in Woodbridge, attended Amity High School and Yale College and then went to Los Angeles to attend USC and UCLA film schools where he became an adjunct professor of screenwriting and a playwright. In addition to writing, directing and producing Making Light in Terezin, Krevolin is also the author of several best-selling non-fiction books on writing and novels. He lectures on film and writing around the world and can be reached at ProfK.com, PowerStoryConsulting.com and MakingLightinTerezin.com.