Aftermath- February 20 – 7pm White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus
Inspired by events in Jedwabna Poland (as written about by Jan Gross in Neighbors) this film follows Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer from a small village in Poland. Twenty years after immigrating to the United States, Franek finally returns to his homeland to discover his brother ostracized from the community and threatened with violence. The brothers uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.
(Running time: 107 minutes, Polish with English subtitles, rated R for violence and language, 2013)