Distributor Neil Friedman’s new film, “1945,” by Menemsha Films opened for a three-week run December 1 in New City, N.Y., at the Bow Tie Theater. Directed by Ferenc Török, the film is in Hungarian and has English subtitles.
The film is set in 1945, when an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary as the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, and fearful– expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.
Friedman will be featuring 10 of his feature and documentary films in the JCC Rockland’s upcoming 15th annual International Jewish Film Festival, set for April 3 to 30.
For show times and information, call (845) 634-5100. The theater is at 202 South Main St. in New City.