2022 Greater Farmington Film Festival Presents Charlotte
Sunday, October 9 at 12:30 pm at The HC
Charlotte is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon (Keira Knightley), a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream.
When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.
Information and tickets are available at www.gffilmfest.com.
Love, Lies, and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive
Sunday, October 30 at 2:30 pm EDT on ZOOM
Award-winning author Philippe Sands will delve into the life and mysterious death of Baron Otto von Wächter – a devoted Nazi and man on the run. Wächter’s complicated life and years evading justice are pieced together through two decades of family correspondence.
Phillipe Sands, K.C., is a human rights lawyer and author of 17 books on international law including The Ratline. In addition to his work as President of English PEN, Sands is a CNN and BBC World Service contributor. He is also Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London.