Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - The Crossing

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 at 7:00pm

Online
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Drama/Family | Norway | 2020 | Norwegian with English subtitles | 96 minutes | Director: Johanne Helgeland

Virtual Screening Window: Sunday, April 11 at 7:00pm through Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00pm

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Virtual Live Discussion via Zoom: Thursday, April 22 at 7:00pm*
Guest Speaker: Dr. Uta Larkey, Holocaust Scholar
*Please join us for a special discussion about the two films in this year's festival that explore the experiences of children during the Holocaust. Please note the date and time.

How to Watch:  Each film will have a screening window of 48 hours. When the screening window opens, virtual ticket holders will receive an email with a link to access the film, as well as details and instructions for joining the live zoom discussion. Ticket holders may need to enter a password, so please read the email carefully for specific instructions. If patrons stop and re-start watching, they must use the same device to continue. Frequently Asked Questions ->

About the Film:  Adventurous ten-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are left on their own after their parents, members of the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII, are arrested. They soon discover the two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, their parents hid in their basement. Gerda and Otto realize it's up to them to finish what their parents started and help Sarah and Daniel flee to neutral Sweden to reunite with their father. This film is about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and great courage found in even the youngest of children.

Awards: Winner: Best Children’s Film, Amanda Awards (Norway) | Nominee: Best Screenplay, Amanda Awards

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