In this deeply personal and engaging documentary, director Elizabeth Rynecki sets out to find the remaining work of her great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, a prolific painter who captured scenes of pre-war Jewish life in Poland. Spanning four generations, this film is a moving narrative of the richness of one man’s vision, the devastation of war, the impact art has on its viewers and owners, and one woman’s unexpected path to healing.
English and Polish with subtitles. Running time: 77 minutes.
Followed by a Q&A with Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of French and Holocaust Studies, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum, and Professor Emeritus of French and Holocaust Studies, Appalachian State University.