Directed by Jeff Hutchens and Derek Goldman (USA, 2022, 95 min.). New England Premiere.
In a virtuoso solo performance, Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Nomadland, Good Night and Good Luck, Lincoln) portrays Jan Karski, a Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness. Karski, a Polish diplomat and courier (who figures large in Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 documentary Shoah) risked his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of the extermination of 1.8 million Polish Jews to world leaders. To his horror, his reports were dismissed. Strathairn exquisitely captures Karski’s bold venture and tragic voice as he struggles, in vain, to shake the conscience of the world.
Followed by an in-person conversation with Actor David Strathairn, Writer/Director Derek Goldman, Cinematographer/Director Jeff Hutchens and Producer Eva Anisko.
With English subtitles