The New Yorker director and journalist Daniel Lombroso made “Nina&Irena—a film about his grandmother, Nina Gottlieb, a Holocaust survivor who comes to terms with the loss of her sister who was never found after remaining silent about her experiences for 80 years. According to Lombroso, this film is a response and a coda to his previous documentary, “White Noise,” for which he spent four-years reporting on the American alt-right.

Lombroso will be joined in conversation by Gottlieb and Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at The New Yorker, after the screening of “Nina&Irena to discuss the film, their experiences, and the connection to Lombroso’s work on “White Noise.”

Daniel Lombroso is a filmmaker at The New Yorker with a focus on far-right extremism. His short films for the magazine have played Sundance, TIFF, Hot Docs, and won various journalism awards. His debut feature film, “White Noise,” based on his four years reporting inside the alt-right, was named one of the top documentaries of 2020 by Vox and The Boston Globe.

Andrew Marantz is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has worked since 2011. His writing has also appeared in Harper’s, New York, Mother Jones, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation, which was published in 2019 and was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and many other publications.

The screening is live only, and the conversation will be available on our YouTube channel after the event.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. The Museum is free with event attendance on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. LOX Cafe will not be open on Thursday in observance of Tisha B’Av.  Currently on view: The Holocaust: What Hate Can DoSurvivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, and Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones.

Andrew Marantz photo credit Luke Marantz.

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This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.