GJCC to screen documentary “Violins of Hope” this month

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center and Nashville Public Television will sponsor a free screening this month of “Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust,” an award-winning documentary about Israeli Amnon Weinstein’s two-decade effort to find and restore violins played by Jews during the Holocaust. 

Directed by Lance Shultz and produced by WVIZ/PBS Ideastream, the hour-long documentary is narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody and chronicles the stories of the instruments’ owners during the Holocaust as well as violin-maker Weinstein’s effort to recover and restore them. The film, which first aired last year, won the Best Picture Award at the 2016 Vienna Independent Film Festival. 

The Nashville event begins at 6 p.m. on April 5 at the Gordon Jewish Community Center. Refreshments will be served and will be followed by the screening. In addition, Mark S. Freedman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, will speak about the exhibition of the Violins of Hope next year in Nashville.  •