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Virtual Berkshire Jewish Film Festival: Rewind
August 3 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM$5
This is an online event.
Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s heroic and devastating autobiographical documentary opens with questions familiar to many people: Why are home movies always so haunting? What is it that tinges even the happiest footage with a touch of melancholy? What is it about them that makes someone’s own life feel like a ghost story?
Early in the film, Neulinger’s father says that people historically shot home movies to remember happy occasions, not to capture bad ones. But in his documentary, Neulinger “draws on an impressive cache of home videotapes to call attention to what lay beyond the frame: a pattern of sexual abuse by multiple members of his extended family.” (Courtesy, The New York Times)
Directed by Sasha Joseph Neulinger
Documentary, 86 minutes • English
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