Thu, Sep 2 6:00 pm
Reception & Refreshments on the patio at 6:00, Film begins at 7:00
Guest speaker: award-winning Chilean author, poet, and professor Marjorie Agosín
Director: Mauro Mancini. Stars: Alessandro Gassmann, Sara Serraiocco, Luka Zunic. Venice Film Festival winner for Best Italian Film and Best Actor, Italian with English Subtitles.
A split-second decision at a traffic accident triggers repercussions for a Jewish surgeon and a neo-Nazi’s daughter, in this gripping, potent drama. A Holocaust survivor’s son, rushes to the scene of a hit-and-run. But when he sees a swastika tattoo on the victim’s chest, he leaves the gravely wounded man to his fate. Wracked with guilt, the anguished doctor confronts the ethics of his choice, and bonds with the victim’s daughter, embroiling himself in greater conflict. Posing profound questions about redemption and the paradoxes of the human soul in the face of hate.
Guest Speaker: Marjorie Agosín was raised in Chile, the daughter of Jewish parents who fled Europe. The family moved to the United states to escape the military coup that overthrew Salvador Allende’s Socialist government. In both her scholarship and her creative work, Professor Agosin focuses on social justice, feminism, and remembrance and has received numerous honors and awards for her writing and work as a human rights activist, including a Jeanette Rankin Award in Human Rights and a United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights. The Chilean government honored her with a Gabriela Mistral Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Agosín is the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American studies and a professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Wellesley College. Marjorie is an activist and spokesperson for women’s rights in Third World countries. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts, the Letras de Oro Prize for Poetry, and the Latino Literature Prize. Massachusetts.