Please note: The reception is at the Museum at 6 PM; the film premiere in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall starts at 7 PM. This program will not be livestreamed.
The film My Name Is Sara is based on the true story of 13-year-old Sara Goralnik. After escaping a ghetto in German-occupied Poland and losing her family at the outset of the Holocaust, Sara hid in plain sight, passing as an Orthodox Christian in the Ukrainian countryside, where she was taken in by a farmer and his young wife. Sara soon discovered the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding the greatest secret she had to protect: her identity.
Attend the pre-screening reception followed by the premiere of this award-winning film, produced in association with USC Shoah Foundation. The screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the star of the film, Zuzanna Surowy; the film’s director, Steven Oritt; and the film’s Executive Producers Mickey Shapiro—whose mother’s story is the inspiration for the film—and Andy Intrater. The conversation will be moderated by Jessica Shaw, host of The Pop Culture Spotlight on SiriusXM.