Bye Bye Germany
7 PM Monday, February 12
7815 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Making an engaging, humorous film about Holocaust survivors living in migrant limbo is a challenge and Bye Bye Germany successfully hits the mark. The Jews remaining in post-WWII Germany have been largely overlooked onscreen, giving this dramedy a unique and rarely seen narrative freshness and historical importance.
Set in 1946 Frankfort, director Sam Garbaski pulls us into the lives of David Bermann and friends, as they hatch a plan to reach America. Based on real characters, Bye Bye Germany offers a multi-threaded plot and major twist at the end, rewarding the viewer with an entertaining and ultimately uplifting experience.
Bye Bye Germany, director Sam Garbaski; 2017; Germany/Belgium/Luxembourg; 102 minutes; in German, Yiddish and English with English subtitles. Not Rated – suggest PG 13.
Monday, February 12, 7:00 PM, Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema and the Mayerson JCC Israeli Film Festival in collaboration with the Holocaust and Humanity Center.
Speakers: HHC education director Jodi Elowitz and CWC's Tim Swallow
Tickets for the event (film, and post-film discussion) are:
Adult general admission, $10 advance, $12 door.
Tickets available by phone, (859) 957-FILM and online:
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Jodi Elowitz is the Director of Education for the Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Elowitz has had a wide range of experiences in the field of Holocaust studies, including; teaching, overseeing numerous educational and community programs, designing workshops, resources, study guides and curriculum for secondary educators and university students.
She has worked as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota and as the Director of Holocaust Education for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Ms. Elowitz's area of expertise is artistic representation of the Holocaust in the visual arts with current emphasis on animated and popular film. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities/Art History and her Master of Liberal Studies degree at the University of Minnesota.