Chasing Portraits + Q&A

Cinema

Directed by Elizabeth Rynecki | 2019 | USA | 1h19 | Certificate 15

One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.

Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. Sadly, he was murdered at Majdanek. After the Holocaust, Moshe's wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, this documentary is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man's art, the devastation of war, and one woman's unexpected path to healing.

Followed by a streamed Q&A with director Elizabeth Rynecki.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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