Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band presented w/ the short film Give it Back!
8:30pm, Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Parking lot opens at 7pm

Saul Dreier (94) and Ruby Sosnowicz (90), two Polish Holocaust survivors living in South Florida, have harnessed their love of life and music to create the first ever Holocaust Survivor Band. Playing the music of their bittersweet youth, Saul and Ruby perform across the country with the dream of raising enough money to one day perform in Poland and tell their story of hope and healing. Their aspirations of returning home won’t be easy as it comes with the prospect reconciling the traumas from their past, a burden both men have carried their entire lives.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami Jewish Film Festival and directed by Oscar nominee Tod Lending, Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band is a hilarious and moving celebration of life. It’s an inspiring affirmation of how music can transcend age and background to help us find purpose, and how confronting our deepest wounds can breathe new life into the world around us.

Will Banks Selection Jury

Director: Tod Lending
Year: 2020
Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 80 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Awards: Grand Jury Prize Miami Jewish Film Festival

Give it Back! (this film will be screened first)

Olivia is a 12 year-old immigrant from New York. She is trying to find her place in the new world she just landed in, Israeli society.  From her first day in 6th grade she is figuring out how to survive in a hostile environment. Instantly she connects with Alem, an Ethiopian boy who sits next to her in class. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that their friendship is social suicide. This is a story about alienation, friendship and home.

Ruchama Ehrenhalt

Director: Ruchama Ehrenhalt
Year: 2019
Country: USA/Israel
Language: English, Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
Runtime: 14 minutes
Genre: Short/Drama